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Civil War Sword, Powder Horn, and Tintype Union Case Photo Lot


This is a very unusual and well-documented Civil War CSA and Union Army veteran lot.

This group was in the Brigham family since the Civil War, passed down to his great-great grandson.  A letter documenting the lot is included.

The Brigham/Brigance family was originally from Carroll County, Tennessee (North Carolina).  At the outbreak of the war, he enlisted in the Confederate Army.  According to the Brigance Genealogy, Melvin Lafayette Brigance changed his name, and sides during the Civil War. His final name was Melvin L. Brigham. Melvin L. Brigance's Confederate military record states "Deserted to the enemy 09/10/1863, the same date he entered the Union Infantry as Lafayette M. Brigance. He was 33 and enrolled at Dardenell, Arkansas in the 2nd Arkansas Union Infantry, AR Co. D. 09/10/1863 for 3 years. He is described as blue eyes, red complexion and born in Carroll County, Tennessee. There is a note in Lafayette M.'s military record stating "Also M.L. Brigance & W.S. Brigance"

He must have changed to Brigham about that time. Later in the 1870 census he is listed as Marquis L. Brigham. The desertion from the CSA was probably predicated by his family living in Pope County, Arkansas at the time.

He is buried at Heights/Westview Cemetery, Atoka, Oklahoma, and his tombstone indicates he was a Union soldier. This are 1904 and 1919 dated photos of Melvin Lafayette Brigance/Brigham on this page (not a part of this lot, they are for reference only). Compare with the photo closeup taken just after the Civil War in the Union case that IS included with this lot.

These are views of the front and back of the Union case.  It is in generally near excellent condition.

Also included is his original powder horn.  It is in very good overall condition, with some minor chips at the butt, as shown. It measures about 10 inches long as shown and 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

The centerpiece of this lot is a very unusual and rarely encountered CSA brass guard marked sword with matching brass bound iron black painted scabbard.  Both the sword guard and scabbard throat are marked with "LIV", which is a Roman Number 54, most likely a rack number. There are no other marks apparent on the sword or scabbard. The sword measures 35-1/2 inches long overall and has a 30 inch blade with a single wide 21 inch fuller on each side.

There are a number of views of the grip and guard from the left, right, and pommel.  This is the scabbard showing the brass mounted iron rings, right and left sides and the drag, right and left.  The seam of the scabbard is apparent.  These are overall views of the sword and scabbard from the left and right sides.

Price on Request


Civil War 1862 Daily Journal


This is a Civil War leather bound with marble paper covered board covers 8-1/2 by 13-1/2 inch 150 page Daily Journal filled with a lot of detail and many references to the war.  It covers the period from 1 January 1862 to November 18, 1862. This is an image of the title page.  There is also a very used blotter sheet and a piece of Boston embossed stationery with some practice scripts.

It was kept by Robert Lewis Pyle, a 20 year old merchant living in London Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  There are detailed daily entries kept in neat readable handwriting.  Each day has approximately 20 lines of content (each entry with 400 to 500 words).  Every day is recorded, including Saturdays and Sundays, with Sunday and Monday entries more or less combined to fit the page.  There are a couple of short breaks, a couple for a four days in March and June, another for 5 days in August and another longer 3 week break at the end of September (15 Sep 62 to 04 Oct 62). There are some abbreviated personal accounts for the year (less than a third of a page per month, average)

Each daily entry describes the weather (usually in the first sentence), and then the news of war and family activities.  He makes frequent references to "Lizzie" (Elizabeth D. Walton) who was to become his wife in October, 1863. She apparently lived nearby (perhaps next door) before their marriage.

There is some intriguing content regarding the Burnside Expedition and the Army of the Potomac.  He keeps track of Burnside's movements right up until Burnside relieved McClellan as commander of the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (he notes this on 9 November 1862, two days after McClellan was tapped to command the Army of the Potomac.).  Other entries note the death of Ex-President Tyler, the attempted sale of a Colt revolver for $100.00 (a lot of money for a gun in those days), and war content.  Several of the entries have been marked with (removable) red dots and arrows by a previous historian that used it for some research in the past.  Not all war entries are marked, just those of particular significance to the researcher.

Robert L. Pyle is recorded as mustering out as a Sergeant from the 4th Delaware Infantry Volunteers in 1865.  He is well-documented in several databases on the internet.

There are probably over 150,000 words of text content in this journal.  There is enough material to write a novel or history with completely authentic details.

Several representative pages are shown to indicate the level of detail and content shown below.

Offered at $1,999.99


Pre-Civil War Pennsylvania Militia "Turtle Creek Guards" Marksmanship Award


This is a very rare pre-Civil War 1860 Allegheny County Turtle Creek Guards Pennsylvania Militia silver cutout star hand-engraved marksmanship champion medal.

The Turtle Creek Guards were one of 10 Pennsylvania militia units that were formed following the American Revolution and maintained active rolls until the Civil War.  The Turtle Creek Guards were later consolidated with the other Allegheny County guard units to form the 101st and 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiments.

The detail and construction of this superlative award is outstanding throughout. This is a view of the engraving detail. This is a view of the back. It is not content marked, but appears to be at least 800 coin silver, and possibly 925 Sterling silver.

The outside circle reads Awarded to the best marksman in the Turtle Creek Guards June 1860.  The back reads TO BE AWARDED ANNUALLY.

There is deep tarnish present, the condition is otherwise near excellent throughout.

It measures 3 inches in diameter. The green and white cord and suspension ring are present and intact.

SOLD


Civil War Union Army Gettysburg Wooden Drum


This is a very rare Civil War Gettysburg Pennsylvania wooden drum.

The construction of the drum is similar to wood items hand made by the Quakers, Shakers, and Amish of the Pennsylvania Dutch area. This is a view of the inside seam. These are shots from the top and bottom of the drum, showing the interior and construction details.

The drum has eight scenes of Union soldiers in a variety of military poses, and include a rifleman loading his long Pennsylvania musket, an artillery officer with drawn sword, an infantryman with an across the chest carry of his bedroll at port arms, another rifleman loading a short musket, a Zouave with bloused baggy pants and leggings and pack roll, a soldier obviously just shot in the process of falling, a dismounted cavalry officer with long gloves and drawn saber, and an ensign color bearer with Union flag and standard.  Views of all of the soldiers and officers depicted are shown here ( 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 )

There is some damage to the area of the Ensign from separation of the wood overlapped joint, visible in view "2", above. The condition is otherwise near excellent throughout.

It measures 12 inches in diameter and 6-5/8 inches high.  Both original painted and shellacked tension rings are present and intact.

P.O.R.


Civil War US Navy Model 1861 Dahlgren Bayonet and Scabbard


This is a Civil War US Navy bayonet.  It was the first knife/bayonet adopted for use by the US military. The name is derived from the designer, Admiral John A. Dahlgren.  This is a MASSIVE knife, weighing nearly 2 pounds.  It has a brass hilt with a one-piece wood grip.

It measures 16-1/4 inches long overall with an 11-1/2 inch blade.  The blade is maker marked AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS. in block letters and three lines on one side of the blade.  The other side of the blade is marked U. S. N. / DR / 1861 in three lines.  The only other marking on the knife is a "57" on the spring.  The button assembly is missing.  The brass and blade show considerable wear and tear from heavy combat and shipboard use.  The muzzle ring is partially collapsed and the lower quillon is bent.

The blade has some darkness and shows signs of frequent sharpening long ago.  The edge is very sharp.  The blade is flat on one side and has a spear point forming a false edge on the other (about 4-3/4 inches long from the point).  There are a number of dings and nicks on the spine and some minor nicks on the edge.

The original scabbard is present, however the tip is missing. Only traces of the original black finish on the leather remain.

This is an original Dahlgren knife, which is obvious in the photographs showing many close-up details listed below:

SOLD


Civil War US Army Model 1861 Ames Bayonet and Scabbard


This is a Civil War US Army bayonet.  It was a sword/bayonet adopted for use by the US military and originally designed for the Whitneyville Plymouth or Spencer rifle and used on the later 1862 Remington Zouave rifle.

It measures 26-1/4 inches long overall with an 22 inch blade.  The blade is maker marked Made By / AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS. in block letters and FOUR lines in a scroll on one side of the blade.  The other side of the blade is marked with the date 1861.  The only other marking on the knife is a "6 / 40561" in two lines on the backstrap of the hilt.

The blade has some darkness and shows signs of routine combat use long ago.  The edge is not overly sharp.  The blade is flat on one side and has a spear point forming a false edge on the other (about 6 inches long from the point).  There are 15 inch long wide fullers on each side of the blade. There are some minor nicks on the edge.

The original scabbard is present, however there is some minor damage near the drag to the original leather and stitching. There is some crazing and cracking and deep tarnish to the brass fittings apparent.

This is an original AMES knife, which is obvious in the photographs showing many close-up details listed below:

SOLD


Civil War CDV and Cabinet Photograph Album


This is a FANTASTIC Shakespearean actor and actress Civil War era CDV and cabinet photograph album featuring John Wilkes Booth and nearly 90 other noted and famous stage actors of the time.

This is a very heavy and thick album with deeply embossed leather cover with gilt accents and custom artwork and calligraphy pages of Shakespearean actors and actresses and the plays they starred in during the latter part of the mid-19th century (1850-1860s). Most of the photos were taken in NYC (Broadway), Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, and other prominent northeastern cities.

It measures 10 by 12 inches and nearly 3 inches thick.  It has 24 gilded edge page sleeves for photographs and artwork.

Some details are shown here:

The condition is near excellent overall.

Offered at $899.99


United States Civil War and Indian Wars Military Items


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
TOPHAT-1 USA 19th Century Black KNOX New York Marked Top Hat This is a size 7 top hat in mint condition as shown.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4  5
 $79.99 Available
TOPHAT-2 USA
 Mid-19th Century Black H.GILBERT
& Co. Canton, Mass. Marked Top Hat

This is a size 7 Civil war Era top hat in near excellent condition as shown.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6
$149.99 Available
CWLADY-1  USA
 Civil War
 Black Lady sitting on a
Chair Tin Type
This is a 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 inch tin type image of this lady. The condition of this tin type is near excellent. $49.99 Available
   CUSTOMSV-1  USA
 Civil War ERA US Customs Service Officers Sword with Scabbard   

This is a 36 inch overall sword that has a red morocco leather covered scabbard and nautical designs on the gilt cross guard & upper scabbard band. The fluted pommel has a gilt eagle.

This is a rare sword not often found in any militaria collection.

Here are other views.  1  2  
 $1999.99 Available
   CPTCAV-1 USA
 post Civil War Captain of Cavalry complete Uniform

This lot consists of the 24 inch shoulder & 23 inch sleeve dress tunic with captain rank shoulder boards, his 19 inch shoulder & 24 inch sleeve shell jacket with the gilt scales boards, 15 inch shoulder vest and 32 x 33 as marked pants.

All in near excellent condition with all buttons & insignia.

Here are other views.  1   2   3  4  
 $349.99 Available
   HORNIND-1 Indian Wars
Die Struck Brass Horn with Attaching Pins for Wear on an Infantry
Man’s Uniform
 This is a 1 ¼ inch by 2 inch brass insignia as stated and is in near excellent condition. $84.99 Available
   CONFCWB-1  Original
Civil War Confederate Bond Document Dated March 1864

This is a 28 x 17 inch 1864 dated Confederate States Of America $1000 Bond sheet with all the Interest stubs present.

It is NOT Yellowed with age and with NO worn edges and NO creases from having been folded with NO stains and NO pencil marks in the margins.   

Here is another view.
 $349.99 Available
   DICE-1
USA
Pair of Hand Made BONE Civil War Gambling Dice
This is a pair that measure 1/4 inch square and are in near excellent condition. $99.99 Available
  HATPIN-1
USA
 Silver 4-1/2 Inch Long Hat Pin
This is lapel pin with 2 1886 dimes that have the obverse with the initials of one H A B & the other M K.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1  2 
$99.99 Available
MIRROR-1
USA
1920's DUFFY's Pure Malt Whiskey Advertising Pocket Hand Mirror
This is a 1-3/4 x 2-1/2 inch mirror in near excellent condition. $89.99 Available
EAGB-1
USA
 Indian War BRASS Eagle Coat Jacket Button
The condition is near excellent. $29.99 Available
    IWBUT-1
USA
 Indian Wars Eagle Small
&
 Large Jacket Button Lot
This is a lot of Ten large buttons and Ten small eagle buttons form various makers.

The condition is G+.
$199.99 Available
  DOM-1
 USA
Civil War & Later Bone and Black Wood DOMINOES Set in Old wooden Sliding Lid Box

This is a 2-1/4 x 2-1/2 x 7.1/2 inch dove tailed box with a set of dominoes as stated.

Here are other views.  1   2
$149.99 Available
 CWPAP-01 USA Civil War 1864 date $20 CSA Capital Building Paper Money Currency This is the usual size 3 x 7 inch currency in fair condition.

Here is another view.
$29.99 Available
 CWPAP-02 USA Civil War 1864 date $10 CSA Artillery Caisson Paper Money Currency. This is the usual size 3 x 7 inch currency in G+ condition.  

Here is another view.
$39.99 Available
CWFLAS-01
USA
 Ft Assiniboine Montana 3rd US Cavalry Photograph of Quartermaster SGT George Dvorack hand signed to a Miss Mary Sabol Cleveland Ohio.
This is a 7 x 9 inch photograph as stated in near G+ condition. Fort Assinniboine, a fort in Montana and within the military Department of Dakota, was built in 1879, in the aftermath of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77 and the disastrous defeat of U.S. Army forces led by General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.

The fort is located in Hill County six miles southwest of Havre (the county seat) on Highway 87. The fort gets its name from the Assinniboine people. Fort Assinniboine was established primarily to ward off possible attacks by the Sioux, led by Chief Sitting Bull, from the Cypress Hills and by the Nez Perce, some of whom were also in Canada following the defeat and capture of Chief Joseph by the U.S. Army in the Battle of Bear Paw in 1877.

However, no such attack or raid ever occurred. The fort was located on a massive reserve and, at its peak, housed over 750 officers, enlisted men, and their families. With 104 buildings, the fort remains one of the largest ever built in the United States. Among the military officers stationed at the fort in the 1890s was John Pershing, who later achieved fame as the leader of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Assinniboine
$399.99 Available
CWFL-01 USA Confederate States CSA Hand Painted FLAGS of the Confederacy Art Work.
This is 9.5 x 12.5 inch period to the late Indian Wars art work done on heavy paper and in near G+ condition.

Here is the back.
  SOLD
    IWGP-01
 USA
 Civil War
Professional Cabinet Photograph of a
Union Corporal in Dress Uniform.
This is a 4 inch by 6 1/2 inch black and white photograph by Kenyon & Son New London, CT.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$44.99 Available
    CWBUCK-1
 USA
 Civil War
 Portrait Cabinet Photo of a Union Officer
 in
Dress Uniform Wearing
a
US Belt Buckle
 
This is a 4 inch by 6 1/2 black and white photograph taken by Lamson Portland, Maine.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$44.99 Available
IWGP-01 USA Indian Wars 10 x 13' Officers with Swords Drawn and Men With KRAG Rifles &  GOAT Mascot Group Photograph. This is a near excellent outdoor image of the unit. $64.99 Available


CWIW-1111 
Civil War White Supremacy and Negro Subordination Printed by Van Evrie Horton 1868 Unit History Book
 
This book measures 5 x 7-1/4 and has 400 pages with many full page color  lithograph prints done by Ford Mayer & Co, 26 Fulton St, NY & others not named. They are Caucasian, Chinese, Eskimo, African (two different) & the Amreican Indian.
 
This book is in near good + condition.

Here are some additional views: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
.
 
$399.99 Available


CWIW-111 
Group of Civil War Era Hand Colored Cards of Period Military Uniforms
 This is a group of eleven hand colored examples of Civil War Uniforms offered by the D. Klein & Bro Philadelphia Clothing Company, circa 1860. Prices are noted on each card. The condition is near excellent overall. The smaller cards measure 4 x 6 inches and the larger showing band uniforms is 7 x 9.5 inches. Here is a view of the back.
 
$99.99 Available

CWIW-11

1770 Dated Black Powder Horn

This is a 10-1/2 inch long by 2-1/2 inch diameter French and Indian War 1770 dated powder horn.

This French and Indian War American Revolution veteran's powder horn has a 1770 dated "Buckey 1770" and "Today My First Born Arivd Boy" inscription on the side. It has an iron nailed end cap and intricately carved filler spout with plug

This is a view from the tip closed, one of the inside, and one of the back.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some moderate wear and a hairline crack near the spout, some very small worm holes, and general signs of handling and age.

$949.99 Available

CWIW-19

Early American Black Powder Horn and Possibles Bag

This is a 8 inch long by 2 inch diameter French and Indian War scrimshaw powder horn and 6 by 7 inch possibles bag.

This French and Indian War American Revolution veteran's powder horn has faint traces of the original scrimshaw front and rear. The design appears to be a primitive rendering of a horse and houses or out buildings. This is a view of the back.

The condition is generally near good, with some moderate wear and deterioration of the leather straps and fringe, and general signs of handling and age.

$1,399.99 Available

CWIW-20

Recreation of an Early American Scrimshaw Shoe Horn

This is a modern (20th century) recreation of a shoe horn of the style used in the 18th century. It is suitable for re-enactment use and it is completely serviceable throughout.

It measures 7 inch long by 2-1/2 inch wide scrimshaw carved shoehorn.

The scrimshaw detail includes a date of 1756, bird, and fish with a heart carved in the style of Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmen. This is a view of the back.

The condition is generally near excellent and completely serviceable.

$99.99 Available

CWIW-06

Model M1874 McKeever Watervliet Arsenal Marked 45/70 Cartridge Box

This is a 7 by 4 by 1-1/2 Inch Indian War M1874 McKeever cartridge box with brass New Jersey militia plate.

This box has a WATERVLIET ARSENAL (New York) stamp on the back.  It is stamped on the inside with a metal stamp "A. P. SMITH" maker mark (A.P. Smith Manufacturing Company, East Orange, New Jersey).

This is a view from the top front, one of the inside, and one of the back.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some minor wear, and general signs of handling and age.

$299.99 Available

CWIW-07

Model M1861 Possibles Munitions Carrier Bag

This is a 9 by 7 by 2 Inch Civil War M1861 munitions possibles bag with brass US plate.

This bag has a faintly visible two line"...TH....LAND, ME. 186..." metal stamp on the interior flap.  It is marked on the inside with a name "Sayre" maker mark (A.P. Smith Manufacturing Company, East Orange, New Jersey).

This is a view from the bottom, one of the inside, and one of the back.

The condition is generally near good, with some moderate wear and missing buckles at the bottom, some deformation of the leather at the back and bottom, and general signs of handling and age.

  SOLD

CWIW-04

Civil War Jennie Wade The Only Lady KIA at the Gettysburg Battle Pennsylvania Photograph

This is a 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 Inch Civil War Jennie Wade The Only Lady Killed at the Gettysburg Battle Pennsylvania Photograph On Mini Canteen With Civil War Type Eagle Pin Suspension.

This photo was encapsulated in the clay and marked as a Correct Photo in this Trademarked pendant pin.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some minor wear, and general signs of handling and age.

$349.99 Available

CWIW-17

Civil War Jennie Wade The Only Lady KIA at the Gettysburg Battle Pennsylvania Photograph

This is a 1-1/4 Inch Civil War Jennie Wade The Only Lady Killed at the Gettysburg Battle Pennsylvania and Her House Photograph On Mourning Pin.

This photo has a twisted wire wreath. It has a simple hook and hinged pin closure on the back.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some moderate tarnish, and general signs of handling and age.

$129.99 Available

CWIW-18

Civil War Mourning Pin Photograph

This is a 1 Inch Civil War Albumin Photograph Mourning Pin.

This photo has a pebble textured wreath. It has a simple hook and hinged pin closure on the back.

The condition is generally near excellent, with some minor tarnish, and general signs of handling and age.

$74.99 Available
CWIW-23

Civil War Tintype Union Soldier in Uniform Photograph and Union Case

This is a 2 by 2-1/2 Inch Civil War Tintype Photograph with gilded frame under glass in a leather covered 2-1/2 by 3 inch union case.

This photo has gold buttons applied.  There is some moderate flaking apparent in this close-up. It has a simple hinged hook closure and the hinge is no longer present.  These are views of the case from the front and back.

The condition is generally near good, with signs of age and wear. It is priced accordingly.

$74.99 Available
CWIW-33

Indian Wars Troop Portrait and Surgeon

The condition is generally near good, with signs of age and wear. It is priced accordingly.

$149.99 Available
CWIW-34

U.S. Negro  Troops Framed Portrait used in Magazine.

U.S. Negro  Troops Framed Portrait used in Magazine.

The condition is generally near good, with signs of age and wear. It is priced accordingly.

$149.99 Available
CWIW-03

Civil War US Navy Spoon and Wreath Brass Belt Buckle

This is a Civil War era belt buckle assembly for the US Navy officer's dress belt.

It measures 3 by 2 inches assembled.  These are views of the front and back with the pieces separated, and one of the back when buckled.

 

$299.99 Available
CWIW-13

Indian Wars US Army Brass Belt Buckle

This is an Indian Wars era brass belt buckle with a pebbled face and fine detail apparent throughout.

It measures 3 by 2 inches.  This is a view of the back showing the attachment assemblies.

 

  SOLD
CWIW-15

Indian Wars US Army Bronze Belt Buckle

This is an Indian Wars era red bronze belt buckle with a smooth face and sharp detailed eagle and stars.

It measures 3 by 2 inches.  This is a view of the back showing the attachment assemblies.

 

$174.99 Available
CWIW-21

Indian Wars US Army Brass Belt Buckle

This is an Indian Wars era brass belt buckle with a smooth face and sharp detailed eagle and stars.

It measures 3 by 2 inches.  This is a view of the back showing the attachment assemblies.

 

$149.99 Available
CWIW-05

Old Flint Fire Starter

This is a mid-19th century flint and iron firestarter.

This style and design of flint striker has been used for several hundred years and it is difficult to date other than a close approximation.  It most likely dates from the War of 1812 to the Spanish American War.  This is a view of the reverse.

It measures 1 inch by 1-7/8 inches with a 1-1/4 inch striker.  There is no flint present.

The condition is near excellent with darkness and rusting from age throughout.

$199.99 Available
CWIW-08

Civil War Gray Kepi

This is a Civil War period gray/white canvas kepi cap.

It is a medium-heavy canvas with white painted bill and chinstrap.  the chinstrap is broken and has about a 2 inch piece missing to connect it to the high-dome US eagle button.  This is a view of the inside from the front and rear.

It measures 6-1/2 inches wide by 9-1/2 inches bill to rear by 3-1/2 inches.

The condition is near good with wear from age, and generally fragile throughout.

$799.99 Available
CWIW-09

Civil War Indian Wars Dentist Tool Set

This is a Civil War/Indian Wars period set of four different primitive dental tools.

This is a view of the set from the side and rear.

Two of the handles are made from ivory and two from very heavy ebony wood. The wider of the ivory handles has a crack extending 1-1/2 inches from the tool end to a hairline. The narrower ivory handle has a crack from the tool to the pommel.  

The longest tool measures 5-7/8 inches long, the two wider handle tools are 5-3/8 inches, and the narrow ivory tool is 5-5/8 inches.

The condition is near very good with wear from age, and as noted above.

$399.99 Available
CWIW-16

Civil War Indian Wars Fossil Ivory Sailor's Net Making Tool

This is a Civil War/Indian Wars period primitive net knotting tool.

This is a view of the tool from the tip and front.

The tool is made from fossil ivory. The wider end has some scrimshawed lines. It has a hairline crack extending 2-1/2 inches from the tool end. The narrower end shows wear from long use.

The longest tool measures 7/8 inches wide at the tip 6-5/8 inches long.

The condition is near very good with wear from age, and as noted above.

$199.99 Available
CWIW-22

Indian Wars Native American Indian Wampum Beads in Old Jar

This is a Indian Wars period group of colored beads and other bits of jewelry and wampum in an old screwtop jar.

This is a view of the jar and beads from the top.

The lid of the jar is rusted in place, it has not been removed in decades.  The container is an old Depression Era Kraft mayonnaise jar and buried sometime in the 1930s at a ranch near Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

The beads are colored wood with some clay and glass beads, bits of copper wire, a screwpost earring, and other bits and pieces.

The condition is old with wear from age and exposure and as noted above.

$299.99 Available
CWIW-10

Indian Wars Wagon Wheel Tire Measuring Wheel

This is an Indian Wars period spoked wagon wheel iron tire strap blacksmith's measuring tool

These are views of the maker marks and rear.

This device was typically used by a blacksmith to measure the circumference of a wooden spoke wheel.  The iron wheel of the tool was rolled around the outside of the wheel, and the turns (indicated by a pointer, and 10ths of a turn indicated by the five spokes and a median mark) would be used to measure out the correct length of iron stock required to fashion a tire ("rim"). The device is very effective and it takes longer to describe how it is used than actually using it.

The handle of the tool measures 12 inches long, the wheel is 6-3/4 inches in diameter.

The condition is near excellent with darkness to the iron from age.

$399.99 Available
CWIW-12

Indian Wars Turn of the Century American Ax & Tool Single Bit Hammer Head Ax

This is an Indian Wars period (circa 1900) A.A.&T Co. Pittsburg, PA

These are views of the maker marks, top, right and left sides of the head.

Note the spelling of Pittsburgh as "PITTSBURG" (without the "H"). This spelling was in use from 1891 to 1911.

This ax was made by the American Ax & Tool Company shortly after they moved to Pennsylvania from Maine in the latter part of the 19th century.

The handle of the tool measures 26 inches long, the head is 7-1/2 inches long and 4-1/4 inches wide at the blade.

The condition is near excellent with darkness to the iron from age.

$149.99 Available
CWIW-128
US
Civil War 
and
 Before Brass Die Struck Eagle Hat Rosette
This is a concave 1.5 inch device to hold the chin strap to the head piece.

The condition is MINT.  

Here is another view.
$124.99 Available