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Best described here by our photos, this matched pair of Civil War vintage spurs are of the basic design of the Mod. 1859 Union Army spur as issued to enlisted cavalry and mounted artillery <U>with the exception of the elongated and rounded or <I>beveled</I> strap <I>ears</I></U> rather than the sharp or <U>square cornered</U> configuration of the Federal arsenal and private contract Mod. 1859 spur.  A relatively minor but important variation as the more elongated and rounder corners are generally recognized by knowledgeable collectors as being of Confederate origin. (A single spur of this variation appears as spur #1 on page 124 of Howard Crouch’s excavated artifacts reference <I>Civil War Artifacts a Guide to the Historian</I> 

     Necessary to any complete Civil War mounted artillery or cavalry grouping, Union or Confederate matched pairs are becoming more and more difficult to acquire with those that will properly fit in a Confederate grouping being especially sought after.   All complete and original even to period straps (solid and pliable but dry) this pair is offered untouched and as found after decades of storage.  

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations, this tinned sheet iron pot offers all the features of mid 1800s <I>tinsmith</I> construction with period <I>fancy</I> purchase handle and the extra feature of a <U>copper bottom</I> for improved heat transfer from the old kitchen or camp wood stove.  Especially pleasing to the eye and clearly a premium offering in its day, this all original pot stands approximately 9 ½ inches and measures about 5 ½ inches across its well patinaed sheet copper bottom.  Remaining in fine original condition in all respects, this unusually nice example of the mid 19th century country <I>tin-knocker</I> craft appears never to have been used while offering all the earmarks of untouched natural age.  

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 One of those necessities of everyday living that is so necessary to the completion of the well-stocked haversack or period shaving kit, seldom surviving, original examples of the plain wooden handle, string bound shaving brush are  sought after and prized by the Civil War collector / historian.  This exceptional example of the common working mans or soldiers natural bristle shaving utility remains in <I>as new</I> and unused condition while offering good evidence age and originality.

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations, this iron and leather <I>hook</I> measures approximately 12 ½  inches in total length.  Totally hand forged of iron with hand stitched leather socket held in place by forged iron pins, this primitive medical prosthesis will date from the much earlier 1700s through the Civil War period.  Remaining untouched and as found with good evidence of age and originality, this rarely found relic of the past will go well in any Revolutionary War through Civil War era grouping.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Civil War vintage – CONFEDERATE style SP $425.00

 

extra nice! Civil War era - handcrafted $145.00

 

original! Civil War vintage SHAVING BRUS $125.00

 

earlier through Civil War era Blacksmith $325.00

H 10in. x W 6in. x D 3in.  H 36in. x D 12in.  H 30in. x D 16in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in.

H 10in. x W 6in. x D 3in. $0.00

 

H 36in. x D 12in. $0.00

 

H 30in. x D 16in. $0.00

 

H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in. $0.00

This outstanding Civil War era traveling ink pen has a shaft of natural shell with knurled gold plate grip and period tapered gold nib. The attractive writing instrument is approximately 5.75 inches in total length and remains nestled in its original carrying case.  All remain in pleasing condition even to the delicate hinge which unlike the vast majority of surviving examples is not split but remains solid and is without repair.  A nice item for the Civil War collector or writing instrument enthusiast.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 Best appreciated here by our illustrations, this antique three drawer pocket telescope measures 5 inches closed and extends to approximately 14 ¼ inches drawn.  In nice original condition with good optics and with a nicely age patinated macrame cover, this vintage telescope will do well in use or in a period display.

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 H 41in. x D 21in.

Embossed relief bowl is very thick  H 35in. x D 12in.

Civil War era CASED INK PEN

 

vintage macramé covered – Pocket Telesco $245.00

 

Monumental hanging bowl fixture holds 3 $6800.00

 

Pair of milk glass pendants $2000.00

      Another treasure from our years of seeking out and collecting treasures with an emphasis on the Civil War period, this period wallet will be best described here by our photo illustrations except to reemphasize the period signature of Georgia statesman and Confederate General Howell Cobb.  Bearing decorative  embossing to include the Georgia State Seal the wallet remains supple with solid stitching while remaining in untouched and as found condition with good evidence of age, period use and originality.  The period ink signature is faint with age and wear but remains clearly legible and compares well with period examples of Cobb’s hand.  (see illustrations)  The wallet bears an additional ink notation that is likely an address but is undecipherable to us. 

A southern Democrat, Cobb served five terms in the United States House of Representatives and was Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851 when he was elected Governor of Georgia serving in that capacity between 1851 and 1853.  He was Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan, 1857- 1860.  Howell Cobb is most remembered though for his 1861 service to the CSA as one of its founders serving as President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States where delegates of the Southern declared secession creating the Confederate States of America.  Forming Georgia’s <I>Cobb’s Legion</I>, Howell Cobb held the rank of Brigadier General from February 12,1862 until September 9,1863  when he was promoted to the rank of Major General.  He died just three years after the close of the Civil War.   Another Brimfield, Mass. antique extravaganza find from years ago when such treasures could be found tucked away among the offerings of antique dealers and <I>pickers</I> who gathered there three times a year from all over the Country .  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 Standing approximately 5 inches from base to burner top, this attractive little <I>chimneyless</I> oil lamp is an example of a transition from the similarly sized double wick camphene lamps of the 1850s .   Despite wide continued use of the volatile camphene lamps through the mid-19th century, by the time of the Civil War the U.S. Patent Office had recorded nearly 250 different patents for all manner of lamps, wicks, burners, and fuels to meet consumer demand for less volatile, clean illumination.  The <I>tube wick</I> lamp offered a departure from the dangerous mixture of turpentine, alcohol, and camphor oil (camphene) lamp.

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 H 36in. x D 12in.  H 36in. x D 10in.

Georgia Embossed Wallet of Civil War Con

 

mid-19th century tubular wick Oil Lamp $65.00

 

clear ribbed glass pendant $550.00

 

Clear globe pendant $550.00

H 54in. x W 45in.  H 38in. x W 38in.x7in.  H 14in. x W 20in.x5in.  H 16in. W 8in. X D 3in.

Horizontal candelabra fixture $750.00

 

Island tee light $1100.00

 

Island tee light $600.00

 

H 16in. W 8in. X D 3in. $0.00

H 14in. x W 11in. x D 7in.  H 12in. x D 12in.


more available in this or larger sizes

priced each  H 13in. x D 14in.

priced per pair  H 71in. x W 60in. x D 10in.

Wall sconce $750.00

 

old milk glass shades $350.00

 

Period milk glass pointed shades . . pair $950.00

 

Arts and Crafts mantle with insert $6500.00

H 30in. x W 44in. x 8in.  H 16in. x D 6in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 12in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 9in.

ORB island light $950.00

 

Caged trouble light $165.00

 

Arts / crafts wall sconces $1200.00

 

Oil rubbed bronze wall sconces. . a pair $650.00

H 4in. x W 11in. x D 5in.  H 32in. x D 20in.  H 12in. x W 6in. x D 7in.

Available in custom finishes at a surchare        This especially nice early handcrafted skittles game is held in its original 11 X 7 7/8 X 3 7/8 inch dovetailed American black walnut, slide-top case and retains its original full complement of 10 pins with 2 game balls of dense lignum vitae wood .  The turned pins of a variety of hardwood species from rock maple, pecan, live oak, &c, though each is identical in size and shape very in weight and make the game especially challenging. 

      Originating in Europe well before the 1700s the game of skittles was a mainstay of English pubs well before immigrating to America where the ten-pin version is now considered a forerunner to modern bowling.  Popular in ten, nine and four pin versions both as a parlor game where the pins were set-up in diamond fashion on the wood of carpeted floor, the game of skittles was also played out of doors and was popularly played by children as well as adults.  Emanating from a history as an English pub or drinking game, by the time of the American Civil War the game was popularly played in the ten-pin version by common folk and high society alike, indoors and out by children and adults.  ( A period example of a skittles game had been on display as part of the period memorabilia of the Jefferson Davis, <I>White House of the Confederacy,</I> home section of the old <I>Museum of the Confederacy</I> in Richmond.)  

      Equally appropriate to home, pub or Civil War winter camp, this outstanding entirely handmade skittles game offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in exceptional, all original and period condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Ceramic bathroom light. $650.00

 

Deco style pendant light $2400.00

 

CAST BRASS SCONCES $1400.00

 

especially desirable! handcrafted – earl $235.00

Best described here by our illustrations, such wood mounted <I>Magic Lantern</I> slides saw considerable use through the mid 1860’s though the type actually predate the wet plate generated photo slides popular in the Civil War era.  This one offers a colorfully hand colored and artist rendered Revolutionary War view of a of a young maiden cannoneer.

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations except to advise that while showing age and appropriate period use, this little pocket size soldiers guide remains solid at the binding with tight pages and is pleasingly original to the period without objectionable issues.  Published by the U. S. Sanitary Commission as <I>THE SOLDIER’S FRIEND</I> the 128 page guide offers all manner of information of critical information to the Civil War soldier with emphasis on the infirmed. It offers content from a pay scale table, to lists of <I>Soldier Hospitals</I> and visitation, access to artificial limbs, claim agencies, discharge, and furlough information, soldier’s aid societies, homes and lodging, a <I>Warning to Soldiers</I> with a rather specific group of scams aimed at  the unwary soldier and informative material on such unpleasantness as <I>Sanitary Commission agents whose duty it is to bury the dead</I> with specifics of their charge.   In addition to these and other materials, the little <I>SOLDIER’S FRIEND</I> offers spiritual guidance to include devotionals and patriotic hymns.  Of interest to the <I>personal item</I> collector, especially the Civil War Chaplain enthusiast, will be the  period fly-leaf inscription attesting to the fact that the volume was carried in the Civil War by <U>Rev. Ephraim C. Cummings</U> as Chaplain of the <B>15th Vermont Infantry</B> (10/29/1862 – 8/5/1863).  The penned brown ink inscription is dated 1897 as a presentation to the Grand Army of the Republic and signed by the widow of Rev. Cummings who was a member of the Bosworth GAR Post #2 in Portland, Maine where he had served as Pastor of the Universalist Church.  We acquired this piece some years ago when it came available to us from relics of the long since demolished G. A. R. post.   A really nice personal item and period reference.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 


<b>United States Congressman from New York


Governor of the State of New York</b>


(1811-1867) Born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Lockport, N.Y. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Niagara County, N.Y., and served from 1836-1841. Was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses, and served from 1843-1849. He was the chairman of the Committee on Commerce. He was the Comptroller of New York, from 1849-1850. Served as Governor of New York, 1850-1852. Was chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856. Hunt was tendered as the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1860, but he declined the position. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, and died in New York City, on February 2, 1867. He was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, N.Y.


<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, W. Hunt, Lockport, N. York.     


<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>


(1805-57) Born in  Freehold, Greene County, N.Y., he engaged in the general merchandise business. Served as a member of the New York State Senate in 1838 and 1841. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Holley, and served from 1848-1849. After his time in congress he resumed his former business activities, died in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., on November 19, 1857; and was buried in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.


<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Esbon Blackmar, Newark, Wayne Co., New York. Light staining at right edge.

Patriotic Lady Cannonier - painted LAN $55.00

 

Vermont Chaplain’s - Sanitary Commissi

 

Autograph, Washington Hunt

 

Autograph, Esbon Blackmar

H 42in x D 18in.  H 7in. x D 12in.

Nice glass  H 30in. x D 12in.

OLD  H 18in. x D 9in.

H 42in x D 18in. $0.00

 

Flush mount light fixture $950.00

 

Pretty bedroom fixture $550.00

 

Organic old ceiling fixture of tole meta $500.00

H 5in. x W 14in. x D 6in.  H 5in. x W 16in. x D 7in.  H 13in. x W 6in. x D 8in.

Heavy Duty construction circa 1920  H 5in x W 16in. x D 8in..

Cool wall sconce in nickel $450.00

 

Bathroom wall light in nickel $650.00

 

Cast iron wall light. . . old $500.00

 

polished nickel double scone $450.00

H 8in. x W 4in. x D 7in.  H 12in. x D12in.

Original old glass

price per item  H 15in. x D 6in.  H 36in. x D 12in.

price per item

Vintage wall sconce $150.00

 

Schoolhouse semi flushmount light $450.00

 

antique pendant light $450.00

 

Acrylic smoked pendat lights MCM 3881 -3 $450.00

H 36in. x D 9in.

price per pair  A classic pair, best described by our photos, these spectacles remain in pleasing condition with the scarce feature of retaining their original iron pocket case.   All original and in nice condition with lots of eye appeal, this offering will fit well in any Revolutionary War / early Americana setting. (Neumann and Kravic’s <I>Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution</I>)  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


  Published in 1856 by the Phonographic Institute; Cincinnati, Ohio, this <U>First Edition, First Printing</U> of Benn Pitman’s <I>The Phonographir Reader</I> remains in pleasing condition, complete with no loose, torn, marked up or missing pages yet with some period staining on the covers with clear evidence of age and period handling.  A desirable rarity in and of itself  as, not only was its author responsible for the <I>Pitman Shorthand</I> method as adopted in the United States, but served as the <U>Recorder for the Lincoln Assassination Military Commission</U>.   Responsible for the recording of the trial of the conspirators, Benn Pitman compiled and arranged the trial record for publication.  Pitman also served as official stenographer during the </I>Sons of Liberty</I> and <I>Ku-Klux Klan</I> and other period high profile government prosecutions.    Of additional interest to the Civil War enthusiast and especially for the New Hampshire in the Civil War collector will be the book plate of <I>T. E. HUNT – GILFORD N. H.</I>.    <B>Thomas E. Hunt</B> was a 25 year old, just married, resident of Gilford, New Hampshire when he enlisted and was mustered in on 8/14/1862 as a Private of Co. G of the soon to be hard fought <B>12th New Hampshire Infantry</B>.  Less than a month later he was designated as  <B>Regimental Hospital Steward</B> serving the 12th New Hampshire Volunteers in that capacity until mustering out in Richmond, Virginia on June 21, 1865.  Per Bartlett’s regimental history, Thomas E. Hunt, who was the brother of the 12th NH Regimental Surgeon, was present at the battles of Fredericksburg, <B>Gettysburg</B>, Swift Creek, Drury's Bluff, Port Walthall, Cold Harbor, and Capture of Richmond.   He was <U>Chief Steward</U> at <B>Point of Rocks Army General Hospital</B> in 1864 and at <B>Camp Lee Army Hospital</B> at Richmond in 1865.

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 H 36in. x D 20in.

pendant lights $0.00

 

18th early 19th century iron Spectacle C $125.00

 

rare! period shorthand instruction book $95.00

 

early electric 3 armlight $950.00

H 60in. x D 20in.  H 32in. x D 10in.  H 19in. x D 13in.  H 32in. x D 12in.

Brass antique Sanctuary light $3500.00

 

Regency pendant antique light. $1500.00

 

Single globe light fixture with antique $650.00

 

Single globe light fixture. $650.00

H 36in. x D 18in.  H 8in. x D 36in.  H 25in. x D 12in.

4 available

priced per item  H 24in. x D 38in.

Pair deco pendant lights $1800.00

 

Large Ornate Regancy flush mount iron li $0.00

 

Halophane industrial pendant lights $850.00

 

double gas light $1500.00




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