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RARE US FIRST CONTRACT COLT M1851 NAVY-NAVY REVOLVER DELIVERED TO NORFOLK 1857 AND RARE USN 1873 COLT RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION

RARE US FIRST CONTRACT COLT M1851 NAVY-NAVY REVOLVER DELIVERED TO NORFOLK 1857 AND RARE USN 1873 COLT RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION

This pistol was in the first contract purchase of Colt Navy revolvers by the USN, made in September 1857 and was in the first shipment of 615 revolvers delivered to the Norfolk Navy Yard November 9,… (1142-122). Learn More »

RARE AND UNUSUAL VIEW OF COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY & ONE OF HIS MEN

RARE AND UNUSUAL VIEW OF COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY & ONE OF HIS MEN

CDV shows Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy, seated in a chair holding a light-colored slouch hat in his lap. He wears a dark civilian coat with light trousers. Standing… (1138-383). Learn More »

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

Identified as Capt. W.W. Randolf (sic) in the files of the late Bill Turner, noted Virginia collector and dealer, this six plate ambrotype shows Randolph seated with one hand on his thigh and the… (1138-1803). Learn More »

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HALF PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF MAJOR ISAAC M. ABRAHAM OF COMPANY G, 85TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HALF PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF MAJOR ISAAC M. ABRAHAM OF COMPANY G, 85TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

Isaac would be commissioned as a Captain in September 1861. His promotion to major would come in April, 1864. The regiment was engaged in no less than 19 engagements. Abraham would not make it through… (2021-807). Learn More »

WONDERFUL HALF PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO EARLY WAR INFANTRYMEN FROM MISSOURI

WONDERFUL HALF PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO EARLY WAR INFANTRYMEN FROM MISSOURI

These two fresh recruits sit dressed in four button sack coats and matching dark trousers. Both sport US waist belts with a cap box and bayonet, and dark blue caps with the visors flipped up. Nice… (2021-802). Learn More »

RARE C1870’S CALIFORNIA BOWIE KNIFE

RARE C1870’S CALIFORNIA BOWIE KNIFE

Maker Mark: “Rau & Kohnke / S.F. California.” Blade 8.75” in length, 1.5 in width. Dark patina, smooth & consistent with just a few minor dings on the non-sharpened edge.  Solid 2.5”… (30-2234). Learn More »

FANTASTIC GOLD-MOUNTED APPOMATTOX WOOD CARVED PIPE WITH CASE – 12TH WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY

FANTASTIC GOLD-MOUNTED APPOMATTOX WOOD CARVED PIPE WITH CASE – 12TH WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY

The day after Generals Grant and Lee met to arrange the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia the two Generals met again for a brief time under an apple tree and when the meeting was over… (30-2205). Learn More »

$11,500.00
Originally $14,500.00

VERY SCARCE SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET, CIRCA 1799: COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT, NORFOLK BOROUGH

VERY SCARCE SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET, CIRCA 1799: COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT, NORFOLK BOROUGH

This musket follows the general lines of a British Short Land Pattern musket, but bears no British maker, ordnance, or proof marks. The lock is a two-screw lock with gooseneck hammer, rounded pan and… (1000-0255). Learn More »

ORNATE NON-REGULATION MODEL 1850 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD ID’D TO 141ST NEW YORK MAJOR

ORNATE NON-REGULATION MODEL 1850 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD ID’D TO 141ST NEW YORK MAJOR

Sword is identified to Charles W. Clanharty [Clauharty] who rose to be Major and then Lieutenant-Colonel (not mustered) in the 141st New York Infantry. The drawn sword meas. approx. 37.25 inches from… (846-118). Learn More »

$3,695.00
Originally $3,950.00
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CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

This very nice US Model 1850 Staff and Field officer’s sword by Willard and Hawley of Syracuse, NY, has great blade etching that includes an officer holding a U.S. flag aloft as he surmounts enemy… (846-143). Learn More »

$3,995.00
Originally $4,950.00
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FIVE BATTLES, A BREVET, AND A DUEL WITH MISSISSIPPI RIFLES AT THIRTY PACES SUPERVISED BY STONEWALL JACKSON - THE MAGNIFICENT MEXICAN WAR PRESENTATION SWORD OF BREVET CAPTAIN B.F. HARLEY 11th US INFANTRY

FIVE BATTLES, A BREVET, AND A DUEL WITH MISSISSIPPI RIFLES AT THIRTY PACES SUPERVISED BY STONEWALL JACKSON - THE MAGNIFICENT MEXICAN WAR PRESENTATION SWORD OF BREVET CAPTAIN B.F. HARLEY 11th US INFANTRY

This beautiful and historic sword was presented to Brevet Captain B.F. Harley by his “fellow citizens” of Philadelphia upon his return from service in Mexico and bears the city’s coat of arms on… (870-448). Learn More »

$20,000.00
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FROEHLICH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY, KENANSVILLE NC CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD

FROEHLICH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY, KENANSVILLE NC CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD

There are only six known examples (Louis Froelich, Arms-Maker to the Confederacy by McAden & Fonvielle, pg. 56) of this unique Cavalry officer’s pattern, which has a large brass guard with… (870-556). Learn More »

B. DOUGLAS CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, COLUMBIA, SC

B. DOUGLAS CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, COLUMBIA, SC

This rare sword has 3 known examples. This sword has a brass hilt with florally decorated branches. Douglas has several unique features to his hilt: a large mushroom shaped pommel cap; a knuckle bow… (870-549). Learn More »

JOHNSTON MACON, GA CAVALRY OFFICER SWORD, ONE OF TWO KNOWN

JOHNSTON MACON, GA CAVALRY OFFICER SWORD, ONE OF TWO KNOWN

This exact sword is illustrated in Confederate Swords by Albaugh, pages, 109, 110, 111. This unique pattern is similar to the design of the Federal US 1833 Model Dragoon sword. It is brass hilted with… (870-604). Learn More »

RARE M1840 U.S. ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER MADE BY AMES BUT ETCHED AND RETAILED BY SCHUYLER, HARTLEY AND GRAHAM: THE ONE IN THE BOOK!

RARE M1840 U.S. ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER MADE BY AMES BUT ETCHED AND RETAILED BY SCHUYLER, HARTLEY AND GRAHAM: THE ONE IN THE BOOK!

This is an extremely rare M1840 U.S. artillery officer’s saber made by Ames but etched and retailed by Schuyler, Hartley and Graham. Thillmann knew only of this one example, and until it was found… (870-637). Learn More »

1898 VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS ALS ON THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER

1898 VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS ALS ON THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER

2 pp., in ink on mourning paper, to a committee consisting of Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith, Chairwoman; Mrs. Edgar Farrar; Mrs. S.R. Mallory; Miss Olivia Freret; and Mrs. Cora L. Richardson, Corresponding… (337-231). Learn More »

ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

This twelve-pounder gunade, dating about 1800-1820, was deaccessioned several years ago from the Fort Ticonderoga collection of artillery. It is unmarked and likely American. The gunade, or gunnade,… (1124-01). Learn More »

 BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

Carroll was a fighting general who acquired several nicknames from his red hair along with three wounds and a number of promotions and brevets for his service on the battlefield. He received several… (2020-894). Learn More »

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

These very unusual silver spurs bear a maker’s mark in a recessed diamond that looks French to us, but which we cannot identify precisely: “G” over “J” and “R” with a small quatrefoil… (801-567). Learn More »

$2,000.00
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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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ARMED CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT COLONEL

This uncased eighth-plate tintype is a very clear studio view of a Confederate lieutenant colonel wear frock coat, narrow brim hat, gauntlets and tall boots. He has tilted his hat slightly to one side and wears a sort of tight-lipped smile. His… (1138-2029). Learn More »

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