CIVIL WAR ANTIQUES
WWII USMC FIGHTING KNIFE
A large brass handle fighting knife made in New Zealand/Australia and sold to the Marines while they were in country preparing for combat in the Pacific. The knife has the original leather scabbard which the owner personalized by lightly carving "AUSTRALIA /AUG. 6, 1943" on the reverse. A real WWII Marine Corps fighting knife.
CONSTABULARY FORCE/15TH CAVALRY IKE JACKET
A 1945 dated Ike jacket for the US Constabulary force during occupation of Germany. Coat has a high quality Constabulary patch on left sleeve and a nice felt backed 15th cavalry patch on right sleeve. Both unit crests are pin back type. Ribbon bar is sew on style. Two bullion overseas service bars. Coat shows only minor wear with a couple of very small moth nips on back.
The 15th Cavalry was part of Patton's 3rd Army and saw action in the Ardennes, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe during the war and at the end of the war was redesignated the 15th Constabulary Regiment.
A scarce and completely original Constabulary Force Ike Jacket out of a fine WW2 collection
1st BATTN, 21st REGIMENT USMC FIGHTING KNIFE
An original and very scarce USMC "Gung Ho" knife. Only 1,000 contracted locally in New Zealand by Lt. Evans C. Carlson to arm the newly formed 21st Regiment. Lt. Carlson was the son of Lt. Col Evans F. Carlson of Guadalcanal fame and won the silver star during that battle while under command of his father. The knife based on the No 18 machete carried by Carlson's Raiders during the battle. These Marine Corps knives are very scarce and when found are mostly in lesser states of condition this knife and its original scabbard are in excellent condition. The scabbard is missing the back side of the belt loop. The Marine that carried this knife has personalized the scabbard with his name, date of 1944 and a devil's face. The rarest of WW II knifes that saw service in the battles for Bouganville, Guam & Iwo Jima.
Possibly the best example known
RARE WORLD WAR I FRENCH AVIATORS HELMET
French crash helmet of the Roold style dated 1917 with an ink ID written on sweatband "Cpt. Crepin, L." Made of lightweight cork and covered with painted cloth. Earflaps of painted cloth also. Paris manufacturer stampings indicate date of 1-1917 with size 58 and probable military acceptance stamps on underside of brim. The Roold safety helmet became standard issue for French military aviators during WW I. It represents the classic aviator's hard shell helmet while inspiring many flying helmet designs all over the world. The icon for the early era of aviation
19th CENTURY IVORY CALENDARS
Early 19th century Ivory daily calendars with an individual page labeled for each day of the week. Coin silver hardware. All are in very good condition.
A) 1.75 X 3.5 inches $175.00
B) 1.38 X 2.75 inches $140.00
C) 1.25 X 2.38 inches $125.00
McKEEVER CARTRIDGE BOXES
These are both the 1876 models with provision for tool on side of box. The earlier box (A) is a transition from the 1874 to 1876 pattern still having leather backed cartridge inserts. Both are for the Government issue .45/70 cartridges. Both boxes are marked on the latch tabs "Watervliet Arsenal". Both tabs present but stitching has come loose.
MODEL 1842 I.N. JOHNSON PISTOL
This is one of the good and serviceable pistols sold to both Northern & Southern states and militia units. These were made up of surplus parts that did not pass strict government inspections with the locks being dated 1855 and barrels having other dates. This barrel has a "C" condemned stamp just below bolster. These would have definitely seen service early in the war. Good and all original condition.
MODEL 1851 OFFICER'S SWORD BELT PLATE
Standard pattern officers buckle with wreath cast integrally. The narrow style hook has been broken at some point and has been replaced. Priced right
U.S. MEDICAL STAFF SURGEONS SWORD
A high grade staff surgeons sword from the Spanish-American to WW1 era. Sword is maker marked by AMES SWORD CO. which was in business from early 1880's to 1920. The etched blade is very nice with owners name and the word "SURGEON" with gilt background. Scabbard has ornate mounts with medical symbols.
GROUP OF INDIAN WAR / SPAN-AM CAP INSIGNIA
The groups consists of 4 original military cap insignia dating to the latter half of the 19th century. There are two infantry badges with regiment and company designation and two artillery badges with battery designation.
COLT NAVY REVOLVER
All parts matching numbers, loading lever not numbered. Good action. Small chip at toe of grip on left side.
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA McKEEVER CARTRIDGE BOX
A late pattern box with canvas interior. Brown leather with impressed "US". Latch tab is intact. One area of loose stitching at top of left side.
M1871 REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL
This is the US military issue rolling block pistol in .50 caliber centerfire. Approximately 5,000 purchased by the government from 1872-1888. This one has a good amount of blue remaining on barrel and fairly strong case color on receiver. Good markings and crisp cartouche on grip. There is no rifling in the bore and was probably converted for use with shotgun cartridges at some point.
LATE INDIAN WAR/SPAN-AM JEB STUART TYPE SWORD HANGER
An Indian Wars to Spanish-American War issue sword hanger for attachment to the Hagner type leather belt. Good condition with some crackling to hangers. Leather is stamped with various numbers and letters.
LARGE EARLY STYLE GANG MOLD
A brass and iron gang mold for casting round balls ranging in size from about .36 to .20 inches. Mold has a total of 24 cavities with wood handle and one missing. Iron sprue cutter that would have been moved to opposite sides. Measures 10-inches overall. Has seen its fair share of use.
.44 CALIBER COLT PATENT BULLET MOLD
An iron bullet mold for casting both conical and round projectile. Colt Patent stamped on sprue cutter. Nice condition and would look good with a Colt Army revolver.
USN FUSE POUCH
A post Civil War fuse pouch with impressed USN and closure button stamped USN. Interior wood block cut for fuses. Has some loss of finish to exterior.
DERRINGER STYLE PERCUSSION PISTOL
A silver mounted single shot Deringer style pistol. Rifled barrel. Mechanism is functioning. Nice little pistol at a good price. Measures 6.5 inches overall.
CASED SPRING LOADED FLEAMS
Nice cased bleeders.
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THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLEAMS
From very ealry to the brass handle, two blade bleeder
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RARE HOUSTON, TX CSA BOND
Original $500 bond issued by the CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, issued in Richmond, March 2, 1863. Includes 7 unredeemed coupons. Reference: Criswell # 121. This is a rare example of a TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE with endorsement on face "ISSUED AT HOUSTON TEXAS" with signature of CSA Treasury agent.
1863 CONFEDERATE STATES BOND
This $1,000 CSA bond was issued in Richmond on 2 March 1863. Criswell number 125. It was lithographed by Evans & Cogwill, Columbia SC. Signed by Robert Tyler. It features President Jefferson Davis and a view of Richmond from the west.
WORLD WAR I PATRIOTIC SOLDIER PHOTO
A large patriotic brass oval brass frame with the bubble type oval glass front. Image is dated 1918 with copyright information on reverse. Very good condition. Measures 14 by 22 inches.
CIVIL WAR DISCHARGE 14th MASS
The Civil War discharge of private Martin R. Bartlett of the 14th Mass. Infantry. The discharge is dated 7-30-63. This unit saw service in North Carolina. The envelope that Bartlett kept the discharge in comes with. Envelope has written on it "Discharge paper from army"
POSSIBLE BATTLE DAMAGED CAVALRY SABER
A M1860 US cavalry saber mfg by Emerson & Silver. The brass guard of the saber has suffered a severe strike which has bent the guard and ripped off the outer branch. If only this one could talk !!
MINTY 45-70 BAYONET & SCABBARD
A very high condition bayonet and scabbard for the trapdoor musket. Belt attachment hook retains most of the original gilt. Bayonet and scabbard have more than 90% original blue
MODEL 1872 NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD
A nice condition US navy officer's sword with engraved name on blade. I find Raymond Thomas Mahon listed in the USN rolls during 1922.
CIVIL WAR ISSUE CAP BOX
An original Civil War cap box as issued for use with musket, carbine or pistol. Interior closure flap is present. No lambs wool.
MODEL 1855 58 CALIBER BAYONET
An original Civil War issue bayonet for 58 caliber musket. Marked US
An original Civil War issue 58 caliber socket bayonet scabbard. Good condition
A single Civil War artillery driver stirrup. Has seen alot of use and shows the expected dings and dents from hard campaigning.
A holster for a 31 caliber pocket style revolver. Front flap is in good condition has the barrel plug present.
A pair of original 58 caliber cartridge box tins. Show use and have a couple of the seams loose. Hard to find originals.
A military style holster for pocket type revolver such as the Colt police of M1849. Complete with barrel plug. Finish has some flaking.
Socket bayonet for the Model 1816 Musket. Marked US / NC.
An issued US enlisted belt plate with the original belt. The belt is partially maker marked "PITTSBURG" probably made by Oliver.
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