near mint condition, complete deck of "Great
Mogul" Civil War playing cards. This
is the red deck. This deck remains in
the original wrapper, and the tape seal has
never even been broken. This will be a
museum quality addition to someone's Civil
condition, very ornate, 8 inch, game scene,
brass powder flask. Flasks of this type
were very popular with sportsmen in the South
at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War.
Many young Confederate volunteers left home
for the war carrying the family fowling rifle
and "game scene" brass powder flask.
This example is fresh in out of the local area
and has an intricate game scene and a rich,
aged, uncleaned, bronze patina.--$175.
unusual, three compartment, brass container
out of a local Confederate estate. I am
unsure of exactly what this brass container
held. My suspicion and best guess would
be pistol balls in one compartment, percussion
caps in one compartment, and cloth cleaning
wipes in the third compartment. It is
shaped very similar to "courier tubes" that I
have seen in the past, but the courier tubes
are generally just one compartment. If
anyone has additional information on the use
of this device, please drop me a
non-excavated, Eagle hat device. Judging
from the style attachment clips on the
reverse, I suspect about 1880's era.--$45.
War Era, civilian horse bridle of the type
that many young Confederates who left home
with their own horse to join the Confederate
Cavalry. We often recover the "raised
heart" rosettes of this type in early war
Confederate Cavalry camps. I personally
recovered a heart rosette identical to the one
on this bridle from the 1862 camp of Wharton's
8th Texas Cavalry. This Cavalry bridle
was found hanging in a Civil War Era log
outbuilding here in Middle Tennessee and will
make a very nice - yet inexpensive compliment
to your Confederate Cavalry display.--$195.
condition, non-excavated, 3/4 inch size,
regimental hat numbers, 4 and 6. Both
hat numbers retain the original loops for
sewing on on the reverse.--$75. for both.
rare to find, an original pair of
non-excavated "Richmond Arsenal" Confederate
manufactured Cavalry spurs. The two
spurs came down through the family together
and were worn as a pair, even though the two
spurs are slight casting variants. They
have a beautiful, matching, aged bronze patina
and both have original rowels remaining
intact. This will make a fine addition
to someone's Confederate Cavalry
display.--$550 for the pair.SOLD
condition, original leather US Navy fuse
pouch. The box is complete and is
crisply marked, "U.S.N.Y. (United States Navy
Yard) - Boston". This is a difficult
little box to find in nice
scarce, original pair of knee length, black
bridle leather, lined leggings or false boots.
This pair remains in excellent condition and
would have been worn by either a Union or
Confederate Officer. Very few
collections have an example of this
pair of regulation "US" marked iron stirrups.
An old tag with the stirrups indicates that
they belong to a "Captain Ives". The two
stirrups are matching and remain in nice
condition.--$65 for the pair.SOLD
scarce, US Navy marked, Federal percussion
capbox. The box is marked, "USN" in an
oval on the outside flap and is maker marked,
"E. Metzger - Philadelphia" and is inspector
marked, "H. H. Hartzell - US Ord. Dept" on the
inside flap. The box remains complete
with both belt loops, closure tab, and finial
rare, Confederate manufactured and "CS" marked
on the outside flap, percussion capbox.
This scarce box remains quite pliable and is
hand-stitched with the classic Confederate
lead finial and single wide belt loop on the
reverse. The outside flap is embossed
with an oval with "CS" in the oval. It
requires decent lighting, but the oval and
"CS" can be discerned. I barely average
one "CS" marked capbox or cartridge box per
year. This is a Confederate marked
leather item that very few collections or
nice pliable condition with virtually no
flaking whatsoever and quite rare St. Louis,
Missouri, maker. This small leather
Federal percussion cap box is in exceptional
condition, and the scarce "Sickles and Co -
St. Louis, MO" makers mark remains crisp and
clear. Both belt loops and the closure
tab remain perfectly intact.--$165.SOLD
rare, silver embroidered oak leaf on a blue
background indicating a Federal Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel. This is a totally
embroidered example and remains in very nice
condition, yellow piping, Federal Cavalry
Shell jacket. The blue color remains
bright and vivid with virtually no fading at
all. The yellow piping remains 100%
intact, and the yellow color also remains
bright and vivid. It is a size "2" as is
marked in the cream white sleeve liner.
All buttons remain perfectly intact.
This is a Cavalry Shell jacket nice enough to
be on display in any museum in the
nice condition, early production, very tall,
Federal blue forage cap. The cap remains
sound as can be with just a few scattered
small moth nips. The original leather
chin strap remains intact with both kepi
buttons and an original, stamped brass,
Infantry French Horn hat insignia. The
verbal ID. on this hat is to "Private John
Haven - Co. D - 124th IND. VOL. INF." It
appears that he was at both the Battles of
Franklin and Nashville. Head gear this
nice rarely comes along any more, and this
will make a museum grade addition to any
matching pair of private purchase Confederate
enlistedman's cast brass Cavalry spurs
complete with leather straps and buckles.
Both spurs have the original rowel perfectly
intact. There is an old tag with the
Civil War owner's name, Henry Metcalf, of the
7th Kentucky Cavalry, John Hunt Morgan's
command. This set of spurs is in museum
quality condition.--$495. SOLD
rare, Confederate manufactured waist belt with
a brass frame style buckle and a Confederate
manufactured, single wide belt loop pattern,
percussion cap box. Both the belt and
cap box show typical service wear but remain
quite pliable and complete. Confederate
manufactured belt rigs this nice rarely
nice, Confederate manufactured, percussion cap
box. This box is the classic Confederate
manufactured pattern having a lead finial and
single wide belt loop on the reverse.
The box has the name, D. D. Hipp, carved on
the inside flap and C.S.A. very nicely carved
on the outside flap. The box was
originally carried by David Dixon Hipp, Jr. of
the 24th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer
Infantry. David Hipp died September 24,
1861, and the box was likely carried by
another Confederate soldier the remainder of
the war. This is a museum quality piece
that would fit nicely into even the most
advanced Confederate collection.--$1,695.SOLD
mint condition, complete set of Federal
Cavalry hat insignia. This grouping
would read, "Company H, 5th Regiment,
Cavalry." Each of the insignia has all
attaching loops perfectly intact.--$450. for
the complete set.
nice condition, non-excavated, set of Federal
Enlistedman's brass epaulets. Both
epaulets actually show wear from service and
have a pretty, uncleaned, aged, bronze
patina.--$350 for the set.
attractive, 8 inch, 1840 - 1850 era
copper/brass powder flask. Many young
Confederates left home for the Civil War in
1861 carrying the family fowling rifle and a
powder flask much like this one. This is
a "Hawksley" marked flask and remains in very
condition, original 1840 era, pewter powder
flask with a hanging game scene. Many
young Confederates left home for the Civil War
in 1861 carrying a flask much like this one
and the family fowling rifle. The flask
has a 150-year-old, aged, gray/white patina
that is much like the patina on an excavated
Civil War bullet. This will make an
excellent addition to someone's Civil War
1850 era, "cylindrical", brass powder flask.
Far more powder flasks of the era were of the
classic "bag" style than the cylindrical
design. This would make an excellent
display compliment for one of the single shot
pistols of the era.--$125.
condition Civil War "Peace Flask". It
has a rich aged patina and is marked "N. P.
Ames - 1838". The seams remain perfect
all the way around. This is a GEM
condition gilt officer's sword knot.
Perfect to finish off that pretty Civil War
Officer's Sword. Completely correct for
either Union or Confederate Officer's
local family just brought this in. They
were cleaning out their Grand-Father's home
and found this Reunion Medal and a $5.
Confederate note. The Reunion medal may
not be complete as it just has a brass hat
with red-white-and blue ribbons suspended from
it (no writing at all).--$65. for BOTH the $5.
Confederate Note and the Reunion medal-SOLD
beautiful Civil War era 8 inch brass powder
flask of the exact type carried by many young
Confederates when they first left home for the
Civil War. The flask has an intricate
game scene with a dog and pheasants.
This is guaranteed to add a nice touch of
class to any Civil War display.--$175.
little display of Civil War artifacts found
while cleaning out an old antebellum home
here. The artifacts appear to be C.S.
related as the display includes (1)
Confederate Flag "UCV" reunion pin (2) two
non-excavated .69 cal. musket balls typical of
what the C.S. was using here (3) two brass
musket percussion caps (4) two sew on shirt
buttons that look to be made from Oyster
shells.--$65. for the entire display
rare medal and ribbon celebrating "50th
Anniversary of the First Battle," held at
Manassas, Virginia, July 21st, 1911. It
remains in superb condition.--SOLD
cased, apothecary scale with an embossed eagle
on the outside of the case and original
weights and pans intact on the inside. I
have been told that these cased scales were
used both in the medical/apothecary
application and also were used around the
early gold mines.--$295.
beautiful condition, intricate 1840 era, 8
inch brass powder flask. This was just
brought in and is a very typical type that
many young Confederates left home with for the
Civil War in 1861.--$195.
leather Civil War era Pistol cartridge box
correct for .44 cal. revolver ammunition.
The box remains in nice condition with pliable
leather, and is only missing the tip of the
leather closure tab. This would be a
perfect compliment to display with your .44
cal. Colt or Remington Army revolver.--$175.
condition, non-excavated, complete set of
Cavalry hat insignia. The crossed sabers
has all four attaching loops intact, and the
"F" and "1" also have the attaching loop
intact. The group comes displayed in a
condition original unissued red Federal
Artillery Hat Cord. A very nice - yet
inexpensive, addition to your Civil War
condition, non-excavated, regulation, cast
brass, Federal Cavalry spur. The rowel
will still spin and is ready to strap on a
condition, Civil War, leather, cavalry carbine
boot. This device was used to keep the
barrel of the cavalry carbine stable while
riding. Without this cavalry boot to
keep the carbine restricted, it would have
been flying all over the place when riding at
rare, mid 1800's era, dental forceps for
extracting teeth. I had to go to the
dentist this morning for a crown, and I'm sure
glad I didn't see this thing coming my way.
I have also, through the years, heard that in
certain situations, this instrument was also
used for recovering bullets. I wouldn't
want to be on the receiving end of that use
condition gilt embroidered Federal 4th
Regiment Cavalry insignia. Literally is
in nice enough condition to sew back on a
beautiful condition, private purchase, cast
brass, Confederate used cavalry spur.
Over the years, we have recovered several
spurs of this type, and every one has come
from Confederate Cavalry sites. This
example has a rich, aged patina and a large,
handcrafted, copper rowel that was made from a
coin. A small portion of the original
leather boot attachment strap remains with the
brought into the shop - A COOL - COOL "Upside
Down" U.S. belt rig with an excellent
CONFEDERATE MANUFACTURE cap box. It was
a common practice among Confederate soldiers
due to lack of actual Southern made supplies
to wear a captured "U.S." belt rig upside down
turning it into a "SN" (Southern Nation).
This is a beautiful example of just such a
Southern adapted belt rig and the C.S.
manufactured cap box is a very nice example.
I will pass along family name to the buyer.
Over the years I have run into several
cartridge boxes with the upside down plate as
well.--$950. (With the value about equally
divided between the U.S. belt rig and the C.S.
made cap box)SOLD
1864 Federal .58 cal. cartridge box with the
original "over the shoulder" leather sling.
The cartridge box remains pliable with the
original .58 cal. cartridge tins still intact.
The leather sling is slotted for an eagle
breastplate, but there is no evidence that
there was ever one there. The entire rig
is in overall solid, pliable condition.--$895.
condition original Civil War leather cavalry
saber/sword knot. These were used just
like the ones used today on snow skis so that
if your saber is knocked from your hand - You
are NOT S.O.of L. If you have a nice
Civil War cavalry saber - here is a compliment
to make it museum level.--$425.
private purchase style spur that we often
excavated from Confederate Cavalry campsites.
The spur remains in nice, stable condition
with the original rowel still intact and will
nice condition original Civil War Cavalry
Carbine "Bore Brush". This will make a
very nice compliment to display with your
Civil War carbine display.--$69.
nice condition, original die stamped, brass
crossed cannons, Federal Artillery hatpin.
All four attachment loops remain intact on the
reverse, and the pin has a pleasing,
uncleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina.--$195.
of a Rhode Island Cavalry Trooper displayed in
a Civil War Era, military motif frame.
With this photo, came a perfect condition,
Federal cross sabers cavalry hatpin with all
four attachment loops intact on the reverse.
It is very possible that this is the actual
cross sabers hatpin being worn in the
photograph.--$450 for the grouping.
condition, Civil War Federal Infantry
Officer's gilt embroidered bugle hat insignia.
You won't find a more perfect, nice
condition, Model 1855, .58 cal., Federal,
leather cartridge box. The box remains
quite pliable with the original lead-filled US
cartridge box plate (with a rich, aged, bronze
patina), and the two original cartridge tins
remaining intact inside. The brass
finial, leather closure tab, and both belt
loops all remain completely intact as well.
This is going to make a very nice addition to
someone's Civil War collection.--$650.
brought into the shop earlier today.
Nice condition regulation Federal small
leather percussion cap box. The box is
faintly "Baker" maker marked on the inside
flap and has a beautiful gilted Federal Eagle
"I" button affixed on the outside flap.
Really a pretty one.--$185.
condition, United Confederate Veteran
"Delegate" badge from the April 25, 1906,
"U.C.V." Reunion at New Orleans,
unusual reunion ribbon. This is a gold
Civil War Reunion Ribbon from the "Cavalry
Corps Association". This is a fairly
rare ribbon as I have only had a couple other
of these over the years.--$65.
little Reunion badge and ribbon with a
suspended gilted brass stirrup indicating
Cavalry of course. The unit and event date
would have been in the cross bar, but has
fallen out somewhere along the way. A
cool little Cavalry ribbon and a fun research
nice condition, leather cartridge box by "J.
Davy & Co. - Newark NJ". An excellent
item to display with your .44 cal. Colt
revolver or your .44 cal. Remington revolver.
The box remains very pliable with very little
flaking at all.--$295.
brass, top bar to a "G.A.R." (Grand Army of
the Republic) ribbon and bar. There are
fragments of the original ribbon on the back
of the bar. This was found in the attic
of a Civil War Era Ohio home and has a rich,
never cleaned, aged patina.--$38.
non-excavated, pair of brass, Federal,
enlistedman's shoulder epaulets. The
epaulets are completely intact with both
attaching tabs underneath as well as the
brass, sew-on clips to attach the epaulets to
the uniform. If you have a nice Federal
shell jacket or enlistedman's frock coat,
these will be perfect to complete your
display.--$375. for the pair.
scarce, circular, celluloid, Delegate badge
from the "Grand Camp C.V. of VA" held at
Pulaski, Virginia, October 11th - 13th, 1899.
This badge has the unusual motif of the
Confederate battle flag crossed with the State
Seal of Virginia flag. The badge is
backmarked "Whitehead and Hoag". This is
a Virginia badge that you will not often
nice condition, non-excavated, stamped brass,
Federal Infantry bugle hatpin. Displayed
with the bugle is a small, stamped brass, 1/2
inch Company letter "G". They are
displayed in much the same way they would
appear on a Federal Kepi.--$135.
mint condition deck of Civil War "Great Mogul"
playing cards. This set is the rarer
blue in color. The wrap remains perfect,
and the original seal has never been
near mint condition, complete deck of "Great
Mogul" Civil War playing cards. This is
the red deck. This deck remains in the
original wrapper, and the tape seal has never
even been broken. This will be a museum
quality addition to someone's Civil War
condition, non-excavated, stamped brass
"Hardee" hatpin. These were worn to hold
up one side of the Model 1858 Hardee hat.
This example is in nice condition with one of
the small brass loops remaining intact.--$175.
condition, non-excavated, large size, die
stamped brass number "5" regimental hat
number. The pin retains the small loop
on the reverse for sewing it onto the
condition original bone handle Civil War era
3-prong fork and dinner knife. Perfect
for a camp scene display and exactly what
would have been in a typical Civil War
Soldier's knapsack.--$50. for both-SOLD
condition large size stamped brass Civil War
hat letter"K". It really is hard to find
a "K" in perfect shape with no damage and the
loop on the back still intact.--$85.
condition non-excavated regulation U.S.
cavalry "hi-port" bit. This bit was
lightly plated a few years back and until
fairly recently was actually STILL BEING USED.
You couldn't ask for a nicer example, and the
plating could easily be removed if desired.
Cross bar and both cast brass "U.S." rosettes
condition non-excavated highly gilted, false
embroidered 1850 era stamped brass Artillery
Officer's hat pin. Absolutely perfect
with all 3 attachment wires remaining
condition non-excavated 1840 - 1850 era die
stamped brass spread wing eagle hat divice.
This example is mint with both wire attaching
loops remaining perfectly intact.--$250.
COMPLETE, "1863" date .58 cal. U.S.
Springfield lockplate - hammer and all
internal parts. This lockplate works
perfectly and is ready to drop into a
condition, non-excavated, Federal Cavalry
Officer's cast brass spur. This spur
started out as a standard regulation Federal
"roosterneck" cavalry spur. A jeweler
has finely stippled the spur over the entire
outside body of the spur. This would
have been privately contract done by the
individual soldier. The original rowel
remains intact and spins freely.--$195.
dead beautiful example of a non-excavated
heavy cast brass cavalry spur of a style
that we often recover in Confederate 1863
Cavalry camps here. This style spur is
sometimes called a "Richmond Arsenal
Variant" and sometimes referred to as a
"Private Purchase". I actually
recovered a twin to this one a while back in
the camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry
located near Altamont, TN. You will
not see a finer example.--$375.
purchase heavy cast brass spur with a crude
"Eagle Head" rowel holder. Most of these that
I have seen recovered have been from
Confederate sites. The spur is perfect with
it's original rowel intact.--$275.