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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 »

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR MAJOR’S KEPI

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR MAJOR’S KEPI

This is a very good condition, classic Civil War officer’s kepi, defined by the inset crown, of medium height, somewhat taller than a chasseur style. It is a very good quality cap, privately… (1052-137). 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 »

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 »

$3,950.00
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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 »

US WORLD WAR TWO ENLISTED MAN’S DRESS CAP ID’D TO 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE SOLDIER KILLED AT BASTOGNE

US WORLD WAR TWO ENLISTED MAN’S DRESS CAP ID’D TO 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE SOLDIER KILLED AT BASTOGNE

Cap is a privately purchased version of the dress hat worn as part of the Class A uniform by US enlisted men during World War Two. It has an OD green wool top with a brown visor and chinstrap. Front… (160-29). 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
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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 »

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 »

MINTY NEW YORK ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT

MINTY NEW YORK ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT

This artillery officer’s slouch hat has great wartime characteristics. The fabric is soft and high quality. The brim is a substantial 2 7/8 inches wide and has an edge bound with a ribbon extending… (1117-88). Learn More »

VERY NICE PATTERN 1872 SHAKO WITH MASSACHUSETTS BUTTONS & BOSTON MAKER’S LABEL

VERY NICE PATTERN 1872 SHAKO WITH MASSACHUSETTS BUTTONS & BOSTON MAKER’S LABEL

Shako is made with a black felt body with a leather crown and base. The black felt body is in very nice condition. Color has faded a bit from black to black with a greenish tint. The leather crown has… (410-503). Learn More »


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HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION US M1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD OF WILLIAM CHANDLER CASEY, 7th NGSNY: GOLD WASHED DAMASCUS BLADE, STRONG ETCHING, HILT AND SCABBARD MOUNTS WITH TRACES OF GILT

This is a very strong example of a US M1850 Staff and Field Officer’s Sword with a regulation guard featuring a floating U.S. with openwork floral motifs and a deeply cast and chased pommel with high relief C-scrolls and beaded bands, both with… (870-652). Learn More »

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