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A bit of an enigma in that we know nothing of the origin of this item beyond the fact that we acquired it some years ago from an old New York focused Civil War collection.  Sealed in a Pat. 1858 aqua mason jar (the lid will not remove) is a 24th Infantry hat plate with shattered fragments of a silk flag.  Close inspection of the fragments show characteristics of good age with evidence of hand stitching commensurate with the Civil War period.  The hat plate is more common to the early <U>post</U> Civil War years making it more likely that while the flag is of Civil War vintage, the display was put together some time after the war by a veteran of the 24th Infantry. Some speculation to be sure, as is reflected by the price, but this eye appealing display could well be judged as containing the shattered silk flag fragments of the hard fought 24th N. Y. Infantry.  <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 a look at our illustration, this old carved peach pit will make an interesting addition to any Civil War era personal item or folk art collection.  A neat example of a war time <I>winter camp</I> pastime, surviving examples of carved peach pits sent home from the front or remaining among veteran’s keepsakes have offered good documentation of the popularity of the craft among Union soldiers.  This example will offer some room for speculation as one interprets the subject. 

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations, this well aged and period used set of Civil War <I>Full Bird</I> Colonel epaulettes come in their equally well aged and period used <I>japanned</I> sheet iron box. Untouched and as found with that <I>if only they could speak</I> appeal, we acquired this pair some years ago as a result of a Bangor, Maine attic clean out of what was once the  home of <B>Bvt. Brig. General Charles Wentworth Roberts</B> who served in the Civil War in the hard fought <B>2nd Maine Infantry </B> as Lt. Colonel from May 2nd 1861 to August 29 1861 when he took command of the 2nd Maine as its Colonel.  Resigning his commission due to ill health on January 10, 1863 , Col. Roberts later received a brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers for his May 1862 action at Hanover Court House, Virginia.  While there is no <I>deep dish</I> provenance beyond the knowledge that the, though not fine but esthetically pleasing, pair came out of Robert’s classic circa 1880s home at 186 State Street, that history will be meaningful to the Civil War history enthusiast and is worth preserving here.  (The home is still standing by the way and in this modern day of the internet may be viewed by googling the address.)  Representative of the  most difficult and sought after grade of Civil War vintage epaulettes, this boxed pair is not for the collector of fine condition, un-used insignia but with all considered is worthy of an appreciative home. <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>  Measuring a full 10 inches rim to rim this spun-brass basin remains in wonderful as found and all original condition retaining that attractive natural age patina that comes to this material with the decades.   Bearing the scarce early manufacture marking, <I> HIRAM W. HAYDEN  WATERBURY CONN.  PATENTED DEC. 16, 1851</I> (Hayden sold his patent to the Waterbury Brass Company almost immediately upon its issuance.) this basin will fit well in any quality, earlier through Civil War grouping, and will display especially well among original Civil War hospital and medical items.

      Of interest to the collector / historian not familiar with patentee Hiram W. Hayden will be the knowledge that while working for what would later become Scovill Manufacturing he made what are believed, the first chased buttons, made in the United States.  His Pat. 1851 method for the fabrication of brass kettles and  seldom seen basins completely revolutionized the manufacture of sheet brass items.  A prolific discoverer of ideas, among his patented inventions are designs for a breech-loading and a magazine rifle.  Hiram W. Hayden was a leader in the development of the daguerreotype and was as well as a process of capturing photographs on paper.  .  <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>

24th Infantry Shako Device & Flag Fragme $125.00

 

unusual FOLK ART CARVED – PEACH PIT $65.00

 

Maine attic found - relic Civil War Colo

 

Hayden’s Pat. 1851 spun-brass Basin $125.00

Still housed in its 2 7/8 X 3 ½ X 12 ¼ inch slide top box with remnants of the original label, this classic mid 1800s pewter syringe set will set well in any Civil War medical grouping.  Complete and all in pleasing original condition.

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 H 24in. x D 3in.  H 23in. x D 7in.  Best described here by our photo illustration, this all <U>original</U> Civil War issue, Union Infantry, enlisted hat cord remains in excellent condition with no fading or other age deterioration. 

<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>

19th century pewter Medical SYRINGE SET

 

H 24in. x D 3in. $0.00

 

H 23in. x D 7in. $0.00

 

original! enlisted Civil War issue Blue $95.00

Fashioned from a Confederate foot officer sword, this Civil War Confederate belt knife measures approximately 17 ¼ inches in total length with an 11 9/16 inch hand forged blade with unstopped fuller.  Interestingly enough the brass sword pommel appears to have been secured to the peened blade tang using a modified musket rear site screw.  Most closely associated today with Virginia and North Carolina as the official state flower of each, the pommel features a deeply engraved dogwood flower with foliage.  The sword grip retains a goodly portion of original leather wrap though the wire is gone as it was likely removed as part of the conversion from sword to knife.  The cross guard was fashioned from a heavy iron washer.  All tight and in as found condition with deep natural age patina on all components, this Confederate field officer’s sword to <I>make do</I>side knife is most likely the product of a discarded, broken sword or battlefield recovery and will serve well as an honest example of the ingenuity of the common Confederate soldier.   


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 A remnant of the days when the country or Army Veterinarian did his work in the field, this kit was clearly made for such work as it was designed for, and shows good period evidence of, carrying in field bag or pocket.  Containing a surgical quality hoof knife maker marked by Civil War surgical instrument supplier <B> CODMAN & SHURTLEFF</B>, a lighter, handmade hoof trimmer and a PARKER’S PAT. 1860 case containing surgical instruments, various size surgical needles and suture wire.  While the Parker case is of the kind most commonly used as a spectacle case, the age patina on this example shows clearly that it saw period use and carrying in this leather travel case.  All in pleasing condition with solid stitching and good evidence period originality with these implements, the closure flap is held secure by a period W. H. DUNBAR, BOSTON  marked brass button.  (see: Civil War years Boston Directories)  All in excellent original condition!

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 folk art carved DICE CUP & c. 1765 – 1862  REVENUE MARKED DICE  Left as found as preservation of period use and originality, this <I>working condition</I> lantern offers a good amount of its original <I>japanning</I> finish and retains the original burner complete with  coal oil residue from period use. Solid at the hinge, with that thick bulbus glass lens from which these lanterns derived their common name, the internal sliding shade moves freely to darken the light for security and to facilitate use as a <I>signal</I> lantern.   With well documented Civil War use by both Union and Confederate our supporting illustrations highlight use by the later with an illustration of a recovery from the Confederate submarine <B>Hunley</B> that sunk in 1864 and became the subject of a major recovery project 136 years later.  Also shown is the cover of the May 17, 1862 <I>Harpers Weekly</I> depicting use by Confederates.   This standard size example measures approximately 6 ¾ inches and is about 3 ¼ inches in diameter at the base.   

<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>

CS Foot Officer Sword made - Confederate

 

Civil War era Veterinary - Surgical & Ho

 

folk art carved DICE CUP & c. 1765 – 186 $165.00

 

original! Civil War vintage - ‘BULLS EYE

Beautiful painting depicting children on a bluff overlooking the ocean done using watercolor paints on paper by renowned English artist Myles Birket Foster RWS (1825-1899).  


Myles Foster was considered to be one of the most successful English watercolor artists. The painting is signed on the lower right corner with his typical signature using his initials.  Approximate painted image dimensions are 17.25"w x 11.25"h visible to the mat (20" x 13.5" sheet dimensions).


The painting which had been framed is attached to the mat and has toning and water staining on the mat and a little toning of the paper in an area of the sky and water of the painting itself.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have.  Painting depicting a landscaped setting with birch trees and water and mountains  in the background done using oil paints on canvas be American artist Jonas Lie (1880-1940) as indicated by his signature on the lower left corner of the painting.  There is also a date on the painting which appears to be 1925.  Approximate painted image dimensions are 58"w x 31"h.  The painting which is in fine over-all condition is framed in a gold painted molded wood frame.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have.  Exceedingly rare broadside written by abolitionist Theodore Parker and printed after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law resulting from the Compromise of 1850 that required authorities in the North to assist Southern Slave Catchers and return runaway slaves to their owners.  Citizens of Boston and other Northern towns organized to oppose and interfere with slave catchers in every possible way.  


These printed broadsides were posted in Boston by the Vigilance Committee after the return of Thomas Sims to slavery in 1851.  This particular broadside was posted on a sheet metal can having an orange red painted finish.


Dimensions of the paper broadside measure approximately 14"h x 9.5"w.  The can itself measures approximately 20"h x 11.25" in diameter. 


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have.  Early painting done in 1958 using mixed media by Dutch-Indonesian artist Arie Smit (1916-2016).  Approximate painted image dimensions are 14" x 10" to the mat.


Would be glad to answer any questions and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

ENGLISH ARTIST MYLES BIRKET FOSTER WATER $3950.00

 

AMERICAN ARTIST JONAS LIE HUGE BIRCH LAN $19500.00

 

VERY RARE 1851 ANTI SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST $16500.00

 

EARLY BALI TEMPLE PAINTING BY ADRIANUS W $7500.00

Rare first edition book in two volumes by the title 'Memoirs of Luis Camoens inscribed and signed by the author John Adamson on the reverse side of the title page.  On page 7 of the book it appears the author using the same pen and ink has blotted out a word that did not belong in the text (see image of page 7).  There is an owner's name in ink on the front blank page of each volume.


John Adamson (1787-1855 was an antiquary and scholar of Portuguese.


Only 500 copies of this two volume work were produced.


The bindings are in good over-all condition with some wear to the surface o the moired paper.  The leather covered spine on both bindings are in very good condition.


There is discoloration in each volume to the page with engraved frontispiece, minor toned discoloration to the title page and on the dedication page of volume 1 just a few spots of toned discoloration.  There is also some discoloration on the last four pages of volume 1 which is especially prevalent on one of the blank pages at the end.  The end of volume 2 exhibits just a few minor random spots of toned discoloration.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1784 Lady's Magazine for the month of October containing rare historic articles relating to hot air ballooning which had just begun in 1783.  Beginning on page 535 there is an article by the title Aerostation describing balloon experiments being carried out by Jean-Pierre Blanchard, a pioneer in balloon flight and John Sheldon.  Beginning on page 538 is an article detailing various balloon experiments carried out from the first experiment on the 21st of November, 1783 through the 25th experiment carried out on the 16th of October, 1784.  There is also an article on Jean-Pierre Blanchard's initial experiments with flying.  Blanchard is credited with conducting the first balloon flight in America in 1793.  


Also in this issue is content on Captain Cook's voyage to the Pacific Ocean.  


The magazine comprised of the October 1784 issue is comprised of 54 pages from page 507-560.


The historic magazine is in fair condition with toning and spotty discoloration as well as wear in the form of some tears and creases to the edges.  The three printed pictorial plates which are supposed to accompany this issue of the magazine are missing. 


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1739 book by the title 'Ciceronis Orationes' by P. Carolus Merouille and published in London, England.


The interior is in excellent condition with the pages cream white in color and just an occasional spot of tannish toned discoloration which is highly unusual considering the age.  The back cover is detached from the leather binding.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter dated November 20, 1933 typed by Hugh S. Johnson who helped plan the New Deal and was appointed the head of the National Recovery Administration.  Henry Ford is discussed in the letter.


The letter which is signed by Hugh Johnson is typed on stationery with printed National Recovery Administration letterhead.  Stationery dimensions measure approximately 10.5"h x 8"w with typical fold creases.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE 1820 PORTUGUESE BOOK MEMOIRS LUIS C $350.00

 

1784 MAGAZINE CAPTAIN COOK, HISTORIC HOT $95.00

 

1739 BOOK CICERONIS ORATIONES LONDON ENG $125.00

 

1933 HUGH JOHNSON AUTOGRAPHED LETTER, PO $125.00

3 telegrams by Herbert Hoover who served as Commerce Secretary from 1921-1928 and as President of the United Stated from 1929-1933.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a quote for mailing these items.  Letters typed by American author, humorist and poet Strickland Gillilan of Baltimore, Maryland relating to the creation of the poem "Finnigin to Flannigan".  Together with the letters is a small publication advertising books currently for sale by Gillilan.


The letters (three signed in ink and one signed in pencil) by Gillilan are typed on stationery with personal printed letterhead.  Stationery dimensions measures approximately 7"h x 6.25"w with fold creases and a paper clip stain on one letter.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing these items.  Rare letter hand-written by renowned American biographer and book author Henry F. Pringle regarding his desire to see letters which Mark Sullivan has from Colonel Theodore Roosevelt likely for use in Pringel's biography of Theodore Roosevelt for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932.


The letter is written and signed in ink by Pringle on a folded plain sheet of paper having a typical horizontal center fold crease.  Marked on the letter with an 'F' in pencil indicating the letter was to be filed.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  August 2, 1958 Salzburg Festival program and tickets to the Opera program Don Carlos.


The concert program and tickets are in fine over-all condition with some toning from age and pencil markings on the lower right corner of the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

3 HERBERT HOOVER TELEGRAMS, COMMERCE SEC $150.00

 

STRICKLAND GILLILAN AUTOGRAPHED LETTERS $150.00

 

RARE HENRY PRINGLE BIOGRAPHER BOOK AUTHO $195.00

 

1958 SALZBURG FESTIVAL GIUSEPPI VERDI DO $35.00

November 3 & 4, 1939 Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music Bali dance program featuring Devi Dja who was considered to be one of the foremost authorities on Indonesian dance and the Gamelan Orchestra and dancers from Bali and Java.  Leopold Stokowski discovered Devi Dja when he traveled to Bali in 1930 and was responsible for bringing her and her company to America in 1938.


The program is in fine over-all condition although there are ink notations on some of the pages.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare program from March of 1934 for the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe shortly before (or perhaps during) the dissolution of the partnership between Colonel Wassily de Basil and Rene Blum.  


Famous Russian dancer and choreographer Leonide Massine was involved with this program.


The program is in excellent over-all condition with a horizontal fold crease at the center and having underlining in ink under 'Michel Fokine' and 'Petrouchka' and parentheses around the date '1934'.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Dec. 5, 1930 recital given at Harvard University by renowned pianist George Copeland.


The program is in good over-all condition with two very short edge tears, slight toning and surface wrinkling of the paper at the edges and a horizontal fold crease at the center.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter dated February 26, 1973 by Atomic Energy Commission Chairwoman Dixy Lee Ray written shortly after her appointment by President Richard Nixon to be chairwoman.


The letter which is typed on stationery with 'ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION' printed letterhead was directed to Philip Sporn of New York.


The letter has usual fold creases.  Together with the letter is a copy of a typed letter sent by Sporn to Dixy Lee Ray and a newspaper clipping announcing her appointment as chairwoman of the Atomic Energy Commission.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1939 DEVI DJA BALI DANCE PHILADELPHIA OR $45.00

 

RARE 1934 MONTE CARLO BALLET RUSSE PROGR $45.00

 

1930 HARVARD UNIVERSITY PIANO MUSIC CONC $35.00

 

1973 DIXY LEE RAY ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSI $125.00

Rare letter dated November 15, 1965 by famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs.  The letter was directed to Mr. Philip Sporn of the American Electric Power Co. in New York.


The letter has usual fold creases.  Rare letter dated July 1, 1963 by famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs.  The letter was directed to Mr. Philip Sporn of the American Electric Power Co. in New York.


There is a small bit of paper tear on the upper left corner likely from a staple.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter dated May 30, 1962 by Brigadier-General and Chemist Sir Harold Hartley of London, England.


The 2-page letter which is hand-written on the front and backside of stationery with 'Central Electricity Generating Board' printed letterhead was directed to Philip Sporn of the American Electric Power Company of New York.


Together with the letter by Sir Harold Hartley is a typed transcription of the hand-written letter and a copy of a typed letter of response by Sporn to Sir Hartley dated June 29, 1962.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter by American novelist Wilfrid Sheed asking for information regarding Clare Booth Luce whom he wrote a book about in 1982.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE 1965 WILLIAM GIBBS NAVAL ARCHITECT $150.00

 

RARE 1963 WILLIAM FRANCIS GIBBS FAMOUS A $150.00

 

1962 ENGLISH BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND CHEMI $65.00

 

AMERICAN NOVELIST WILFRID SHEED LETTER R $65.00

Rare October 7, 1945 Philharmonic Symphony Carnegie Hall Orchestra concert program including the premiere of the Appalachian Spring Orchestral Suite by Aaron Copland directed by Artur Rodzinski.  


Copland was awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music for this iconic music composition of distinguished significance in American music culture.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  November 30 and December 1, & Dec. 4th, 1934 Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music concert program including 'Der Rosenkavalier' by Richard Strauss.  The concert program was conducted under the direction of Leopold Stokowski.


The program is in good over-all condition with some age toning on the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  December 28 & 29 & January 1, 1935 Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music concert program including Haensel and Gretel and the American premiere of Mavra by Igor Stravinsky directed by Alexander Smallens and conducted by Leopold Stokowski.


The program is in excellent over-all condition with slight toning on the edge of the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  April 23-25, 1931 Library of Congress Chamber Music Festival program with Ossip Gabrilowitsch as conductor and including a work commissioned by the Library of Congress by serge Prokofiev and works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and Ottorino Respighi among others.


The program is in near-mint condition with slight age toning on the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE 1945 PHILHARMONIC CARNEGIE HALL PRO $195.00

 

1934 RICHARD STRAUSS ROSENKAVALIER PHILA $45.00

 

1934 IGOR STRAVINSKY MAVRA AMERICAN PREM $65.00

 

1931 LIBRARY CONGRESS CHAMBER MUSIC PROG $95.00

Rare first Stradivarius concert program for the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation held at the Library of Congress Division of Music Chamber Musi Auditorium featuring the use of four original Stradivarius instruments donated to the Library of Congress by Gertrude Whittall.


Included in the program is a work by Sergei Rachmaninoff.


Together with the program is a 1936 booklet comprised of 5 pages containing information about the Stradivarius instruments donated by Gertrude Whittall published by the U. S. Government Printing Office.


Both the program and the publication are in excellent over-all condition.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Week beginning December 21, 1936 playbill for the play Hamlet with Lillian Gish, Judith Anderson and John Gielgud at the St. James Theatre in New York.


The playbill program is in excellent over-all condition with pencil notations on the page listing cast members.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may and and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Week beginning December 24, 1934 premiere playbill for the play 'Romeo and Juliet' with the broadway debut of Orson Welles at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York together with Katharine Cornell and Cecil Rathbone.


The playbill program is in fine over-all condition with some discoloration on the front cover and something that is now hardened which likely is glue residue that had stuck to the backside of the cover.  The interior pages are in excellent condition.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Very rare May 26, 1932 playbill program for the play 'Electra' in which famous American actress Katharine Hepburn had a part along with American actress Katharine Alexander.  Stage actress Blanceh Yurka played the lead role.


1932 is the year that launched Katharine Hepburn into movies.  She was doing a playby the title 'The Warrior's Husband' which opened on March 11, 1932 at the Morosco Theatre in New York and ran for 3 months where a scout for a Hollywood agent noticed her performance.  Hepburn tested for and landed her first movie role in 'A Bill of Divorcement' which launched her movie career.  


The play 'Electra' ran for only one performance at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia in which Hepburn had a role at a time when she was starting to receive recognition and publicity as a stage actress for her role in 'The Warrior's Husband'.


The program is in good over-all condition with some spotty toned discoloration on the interior.  Marked in pencil near the top left of the inside first page is 'With Stokowski' which likely indicates Leopold Stokowski was involved with the production.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FIRST STRADIVAR $150.00

 

1936 LILLIAN GISH JOHN GIELGUD JUDITH AN $55.00

 

1934 ORSON WELLES BROADWAY DEBUT PLAYBIL $55.00

 

RARE 1932 PLAYBILL PROGRAM KATHARINE HEP $150.00

Playbill for 'The Fortune Teller' starring John Barrymore in November 1910 at the Tremont Theatre in Boston.


This role is what catapulted John Barrymore to fame.


The playbill is in good over-all condition with 1.5" separation to the cover at the lower part of the spine and some light staining to the spine area of the cover and last three pages of the playbill.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Playbill for 'A Gentleman from Mississippi' starring Douglas Fairbanks in February 1909 at the Bijou Theatre in New York.


The program comprised of 16 numbered pages is in good over-all condition with age toning and some discoloration to the cover and the number '6' in pencil on the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Painting depicting a cowboy scene done using watercolor paints on paper by David Halbach who is a Western American artist especially noted for his cowboy paintings.  His work is held in high esteem by serious collectors of American Western Art.  Approximate visible painted image dimensions to the mat are 13"w x 8.5"h.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1929 Dublin, Ireland Automobile Association driving certificate.


The certificate is in good over-all condition with fold creases and measures approximately 12"h x 9"w.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1910 JOHN BARRYMORE THE FORTUNE TELLER T $55.00

 

1909 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS GENTLEMAN FROM MI $45.00

 

WESTERN COWBOY ARTIST DAVID HALBACH WATE $4500.00

 

1929 INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MOTOR CAR $150.00

Group of 5 Dartmouth College football game tickets ranging from 1929-1945.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1937 football game ticket stub for a game between the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare Harvard College The Yard publication dated December 10, 1927.


The publication comprised of four pages on a fold-out sheet measuring approximately 28" x 20" sheet dimensions has several tears including two along fold crease lines, the largest measuring approximately 6" in length which goes slightly off of the crease line onto the page,  one measuring 2" on a different fold crease line and an edge tear measuring 3/4".


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1939 aluminum record with Dartmouth College Inter-Fraternity Hum for Sigma Alpha Epsilon recorded on one side and for Sigma Chi on the opposite side.  The record was recorded by the Music & Recording Studio in Hanover, New Hampshire.


The record measures approximately 10" in diameter and retains the original tannish paper sleeve.


While the record seems to be in excellent condition I have no way of being able to tell the quality of the sound recording especially when it is indicated that the record should be played using only thorn needles.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

GROUP OF 5 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE FOOTBALL GA $65.00

 

1937 UNIVERSITY SAN FRANCISCO SANTA CLAR $35.00

 

RARE 1927 HARVARD COLLEGE THE YARD PUBLI $65.00

 

1939 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE SIGMA CHI ALPHA E $200.00

1879 promissory note receipt document for water bonds for the town of Golden, Colorado.  On the backside of the document is a letter written from Molina, Colorado.  The promissory note receipt document measuring approximately 9.25"h x 5.75"w has fold creases and some tannish toned discoloration from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1849 receipt document for the purchase redemption of land in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The receipt document was prepared one year after Wisconsin became a state.


The receipt document which is on bluish colored paper has fold creases and some tannish toned discoloration from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1817 sermon on the death of Princess Charlotte Augusta who was the daughter to King George IV.


The booklet comprised of 27 numbered pages is in good over-all condition with some toning and discoloration from age on the cover.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare booklet of the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention held in 1876 at Concord, New Hampshire.


The booklet comprised of 31 numbered pages is in good over-all condition with some toning and discoloration from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1879 GOLDEN COLORADO WATER BONDS PROMISS $45.00

 

1849 MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN LAND PURCHASE R $45.00

 

1817 BOOKLET SERMON DEATH PRINCESS CHARL $65.00

 

RARE 1876 NEW HAMPSHIRE CONSTITUTIONAL C $65.00

1928 unused applications for Dartmouth football game tickets including Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern and Brown by a Dartmouth student.


Each application measuring approximately 6" x 3.5" is in excellent condition.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare 19389 Tennis National Doubles Championship schedule held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  Don Budge and Alice Marble were the Mixed Doubles Championship winners and Don Budge and Gene Mako were the Men's Doubles Championship winners.


The schedule is in good over-all condition with some tannish toning from age.


The schedule measures approximately 11"h x 8.5"w. (17"w sheet dimensions).


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1829 letter from Vermont lawyer and Politician Augustus Young (1784-1857) from Craftsbury to Vermont lawyer and Politician Jonathan Hunt (1787-1832) with a postmark for Craftsbury.


The letter which is written in ink on a sheet of folded paper measuring approximately 12.75"h x 7.75"w (15.5" sheet dimensions) is in good over-all condition with typical fold creases and some tannish toning of the paper from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1829 postmarked letter discussing legal matters from James Paddock of Craftsbury, Vermont to Vermont lawyer and politician General Jonathan Hunt (1787-1832) in Brattleboro, Vermont with a postmark for Craftsbury, Vermont.  The letter which is written in ink on a sheet of folded paper measuring approximately 12"h x 7.75"w (15.5" sheet dimensions) is in good over-all condition with typical fold creases, a couple of small holes and tannish toning of the paper from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1928 UNUSED APPLICATIONS FOR DARTMOUTH C $45.00

 

1938 DON BUDGE ALICE MARBLE TENNIS CHAMP $150.00

 

1829 AUGUSTUS YOUNG LTR CRAFTSBURY BRATT $95.00

 

1829 POSTMARKED LETTER CRAFTSBURY, BRATT $65.00

1826 survey letter from James Paddock of Craftsbury, Vermont to Vermont lawyer and politician Jonathan Hunt (1787-1832).


The letter which is written in ink on a sheet of folded paper measuring approximately 12"h x 7.75"w (15.5" sheet dimensions) is in good over-all condition with typical fold creases, a small hole measuring approximately 1.5" x 3/4" and some toning of the paper as to be expected from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1822 estate legal document for Elihu Bunker of Nantucket, Mass. and Hudson, New York prepared by Abraham Van Buren, son of President Martin Van Buren.


The document which measures apprximately 15.5"w x 12.75"h is in good over-all condition with some edge wear and toning from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1821 last will and testament prepared for Elihu Bunker with attached note by Abraham Van Buren, son of President Martin Van Buren. 


The document which measures approximately 16.5"l x 10"h is in good over-all condition with some edge wear, separation of the paper at the center fold crease line and toning from age.


The attached note by Van Buren is on a sheet of paper measuring approximately 11.5" x 7.5" with fold creases and toning from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1814 purchase indenture legal document for Reuben and Abigail Bunker of Nantucket, Massachusetts and Hudson, New York prepared by attorney and politician James Strong.


The document which measures approximately 15.5"w x 12.75"h is in good over-all condition with some edge wear, separation of the paper at fold crease lines and toning from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1826 SURVEY LETTER CRAFTSBURY, BRATTLEBO $65.00

 

1822 ELIHU BUNKER NANTUCKET MASS. ABRAHA $150.00

 

1821 ELIHU BUNKER NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETT $150.00

 

1814 REUBEN BUNKER NANTUCKET MASS HUDSON $150.00




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