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Z1772     Federal 32lb. Spherical Shell with Wooden Fuse Adaptor

Description: Nice shell with a partially visible mold seam. This one is somewhat smooth on one side and a little rough on the other.

Measures: 6.25" in diameter

Recovered: Richmond Area

Reference: Bell Heavy Ordnance Pg. 49-50

Price: $250.00

Z1771     Confederate 3" Long-Sabot Bourreleted Read Common Shell

Description: Scarce shell recovered at the August Arsenal site. This one has the thinner rings, and a high base sabot. The metal has several small casting air bubbles throughout. This one employed a wooden time fuse adaptor which is now missing.  There are still remnants of string below the lower bourrelet and the sabot.

Recovered: Augusta Arsenal, Georgia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 264

Price: $495.00

Z1770     Socket Bayonet for the Model 1855, 1861, and 1863 .58 Muskets

Description: Nice early pickup or barn find condition bayonet. This one has even pitting and the locking ring still moves. You can faintly see a US mark on the bottom of the blade. There are a couple of rust spots throughout but the metal is solid.

Measures: 21" in length

Recovered: Shiloh

Price: $95.00

Y782     One Sleeve of .56/56 Spencer Cartridges Manufactured by Crittenden & Tibbals

Description: We have six original sleeves of .56/56 cartridges available. All six sleeves would have originally been packed into a single pasteboard box. Each sleeve in in great condition and contains seven .56/56 Spencer cartridges. Five of the sleeves are unopened and one of the sleeves is open. The bullet pictured is for reference. To many collectors these are known as .52 Spencer cartridges but were originally designated as the No. 56 Spencer cartridge during the Civil War.

Measures:    .5" x 1.75" x 4"

Price: $175.00 each

Y781     .56 Billinghurst Requa Battery Gun Cartridge

Description: Nice non excavated cartridge with some pitting which is normal. These cartridges have an internal skin cartridge that holds the powder charge.

Measures:    OAL 2.512"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $125.00

Z1769     Federal James Percussion Fuse (West Point Style)

Description: Here is a nice two-piece "West Point" style fuse for the James shell. This one includes and anvil and slider. The tip of the slider has a nipple that a percussion cap would go over. Upon impact, the slide would move forward striking the anvil. This ultimately would cause the shell to ignite and explode. The head diameter of the anvil measures 1.092" in diameter. The threaded portion measures .912" in diameter. The slider measures 1.953" in length. This one comes with a piece of sectioned James Shell showing how fuse would have been positioned.

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Jones Pg. 30-31

Price: $145.00 SOLD

Y780     Fired .58 Bullet with Tompion

Description: This is a bullet that was fired with the tompion left in the barrel. The square brass rod is stuck in the bullet.

Recovered: Union Defense Lines of Cincinnati, Ohio

Price: $95.00 Sale Pending!

Z1764     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Button (Reshanked)

Description: Nice excavated button without any chips on the edge. This one has been reshanked but the detail is great!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.13 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI41B

Price: $125.00

Y778     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "US" Raised (United States Cartridge Company/ RFP 1896-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a crisp headstamp!

Measures:    OAL 1.546" CL .857"

Price: $75.00 Sale Pending!

Y777     Rare Full Packet of .56/60 Spencer Cartridges for the M1865 Spencer Carbine (Joseph Goldmark)

Description: Here is a scarce packet of ammunition. This paper packet contains six sleeves of seven cartridges for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine. These packets are scarce because the sleeves and packets are wrapped in paper unlike the pasteboard boxes used by Goldmark's competitors. This packet does have some holes around the edges which is quite common for Goldmark packets. There is a tear on the back which can be opened revealing the internal paper sleeves. This box contains an original paper label that reads, "Forty-Two / Metallic Primed Cartridges / For / Spencer Carbine, / CAL. 50, Model 1865. / Made by J. Goldmark, New York, / Manufacturer of / Percussion Caps & Fixed Ammunition."

Reference: RBTRF Vol. II No. 679

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $550.00

Z1750     US/CS 12lb. Wood Fused Common Shell

Description: Nice 12lber that still retains the wooden fuse adaptor. This one has rough metal around the fuse and on one side. The base and another side are somewhat slick. This came with provenance it was recovered in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

Measures: 4.5" in diameter

Recovered: Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $195.00

Z1749     Excavated Eight Sided Aqua Colored Inkwell

Description: Here is a nice excavated and intact aqua colored inkwell with the open pontil on the base. This was excavated out of one of McClellan's camps near Berkeley Plantation in Virignia.

Recovered: Near Berkeley Plantation, McClellan's Camp

Price: $60.00

Z1763     One-Piece Fifth Regiment of Infantry Officer Button

Description: Scarce button but well worn and appears to be hammered. This one has a "5" stamped into the bottom.

Backmark: New York?

Measures: 26.1 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI53R5B

Price: $95.00

Z1762     Regiment of Rifleman Cuff Button

Description: Nice excavated button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.79

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's RF1

Price: $45.00

Z1761     One Piece Convex Eagle Infantry "I" Button 1830's

Description: Excellent button with detail.

Backmark: "PLATED" / (wreath) , rm between two rings

Measures: 20.83 mm

Recovered: Ref: Albert GI79, Tice GI200D3

Price: $50.00

Z1759     One-Piece Cast Pewter Infantry Button (1811)

Description: Nice excavated button with the shank intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.25 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI47AV

Price: $50.00

Z1758     One-Piece Convex Pewter Infantry Button

Description: Nice button missing the shank. The convex planchet is slightly out of round.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.98 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI45AV

Price: $50.00

Z1757     Third Regiment of Artillerists Coat Button

Description: Here is a 3rd Regiment of artillery coat button that appears to be a water find. This one is missing the shank and has a script "A" on the eagles chest.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.92 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: AY34A

Price: $35.00

Z1756     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice foliate Infantry button with the stand up shank. The shank is slightly bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.38 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI36

Price: $40.00

Z1754     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Button

Description: Nice excavated button with 17 stars surrounding the eagle. The planchet is slightly wavy and the shank is bent over.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.85 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI46AVC

Price: $75.00

Z1753     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nicely detailed button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: ".*. SUPERIOR.*. / QUALITY" rm between two solid rings

Measures: 19.79 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice AY200A8 variant

Price: $50.00

Z1752     One-Piece Navy Coat Button

Description: Nice dug button that is missing the shank. This one appears to have been repurposed as two holes have been added.

Backmark: "AM PEASLEY / BOSTON" rm

Measures: 23.24 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's NA66B

Price: $65.00

Z1751     One-Piece Pewter Convex Infantry Cuff Button 1815-1821

Description: Decent excavated button. This one has a push on the lower right edge. The stand up shank is intact but bent over. The eagle is holding three arrows in the right talon.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.71 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI38B

Price: $25.00

Z1748     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Dug button missing the shank. This is the wide letter version. The planchet is slightly wavy.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.25 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30AV

Price: $20.00

Z1747     One-Piece Convex Pewter Infantry Button

Description: Nice button with a missing shank. One little scrape on the wing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.59 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI45AV

Price: $40.00

Z1746     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice button with the shank intact although bent over.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.7 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30AV

Price: $30.00

Z1745     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Coat Button 1821-1830's

Description: Nice excavated button with a clear backmark and stand up shank. You can slightly see the "A" on the sheild.

Backmark: "UNITED ** STATES **" rm between two rows of dots.

Measures: 18.17 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Tice AY199A17

Price: $45.00

Z1744     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button 1821

Description: Nice button, slightly out of shape and the shank is damaged.

Backmark: Blank with two rings

Measures: 14.79 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI77AV

Price: $40.00

Z1743     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice button. The stand up shank is intact although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.32 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI36A3

Price: $40.00

Z1742     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice flat button missing the shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.45 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30AV

Price: $25.00

Z1741     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button

Description: Excavated button with the eagle surrounded by stars. This one has a shank intact although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.75 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI46AV

Price: $35.00

Z1740     One-Piece Pewter US Army Coat Button 1808-1830

Description: Excavated example with some chipping on the edges. The shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures:  19.70 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30A

Price: $20.00

Z1739     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button (Reshanked)

Description:  Nice button with detail. The shank has been restored.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.91 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI46AV

Price: $75.00

Z1736     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice dug example with the stand up shank intact. The shank is ever so slightly bent. This style has the star tip pointing down.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.22 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI36A3

Price: $50.00

Z1735     One-Piece Third Regiment of Artillery Cuff Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice excavated button with the stand up shank intact!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.53 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY38A1

Price: $65.00

Z1734     One-Piece Pewter First Infantry Regiment Cuff Button

Description: Dug example with the eagle over an oval with 1 RT. The button is crusty but hard to find in this size.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.62 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's 32R1C

Price: $50.00

Z1732     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Button 1811

Description: Nice excavated button with the original shank which is squashed.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.33 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI47Av1

Price: $65.00

Z1731     One-Piece Second Regiment of Artillery Cuff Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice button stamped out of center. Shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.41 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY37

Price: $35.00

Z1730     One-Piece Regiment of Rifleman Coat Button

Description: Nice button that was lightly cleaned long ago. The "RR" is quite prominent. The stand up shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 18.89 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's RF1A

Price: $50.00

Z1729     One-Piece First Regiment of Artillerists Coat Button 1811-1813

Description: Nice excavated button that is missing the shank. This was clearly another button before as it has remnants of a previous backmark.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.07 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY32A

Price: $60.00

Z1728     One-Piece Light Artillery Cuff Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice button with a dark patina and stand up shank. This style has the arrow going through the oval. The face is pitted due to being a water recovery.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.42 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY42

Price: $35.00

Z1727    One-Piece Convex Pewter Infantry Cuff Button 1815-1821

Description: Nice pewter convex button with a bent shank. This one is slightly out of round.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.29 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI38A

Price: $35.00

Z1726     One-Piece Artillery Corps Cuff Button 1814-1821

Description: Nice button that was a water recovery. The bank is missing the shank and there is some paper glued to the back.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.90 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY55.AV variant

Price: $25.00

Z1725     One-Piece Pewter US Army Coat Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice war of 1812 US coat button. This one still retains the shank. The planchet is ever so slightly wavy.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.72 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30A

Price: $45.00

Z1724     One-Piece Pewter Convex Infantry Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice excavated button with two small edge chips. This one is missing the shank but retains it's overall shape. The face has an eagle surrounded by United States Infantry with a five pointed star with an oval below.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.88 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI41B

Price: $75.00

Z1723     One-Piece Pewter Convex Infantry Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice excavated button with no rim loss or chipping. This example is missing the shank. The planchet has a few minor bends but still retains it's original shape. The face has an eagle surrounded by United States Infantry with a five pointed star with an oval below.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.16 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI41B

Price: $85.00

Z1722     New Hampshire Volunteer Militia Cuff Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Nicely gilted button with a stand up shank and wider rim.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G.CO. / WATERBURY." dm inner ring of dots.

Measures: 15.09 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NH7

Price: $20.00

Z1721     One-Piece Third Regiment of Artillery Cuff Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice button, missing shank, very small dent on the planchet.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.06 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY38.1

Price: $40.00

Z1720     One-Piece Low Convex Artillery Coat Button 1820's-1830's

Description: Nice button, loaded with gilt, stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm between two pairs of rings

Measures: 18.47 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199D4

Price: $55.00

Z1719     One-Piece Low Convex Artillery Coat Button 1820's-1830's

Description: Nice button with some gilt remaining. This one has the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "(star) ROBINSONS , JONES & CO (star) A" rm between two rings of solid lines.

Measures: 19.9 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice: AY199.D.5

Price: $50.00

Z1718     Early One-Piece Navy Button

Description: Nice button with good detail. Stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "RICH / (dot) COLOR (dot)" rm between two solid rings.

Measures: 15.39 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NA86.AV variant

Price: $25.00

Z1717     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830 (Reshanked)

Description: Nice button with clear letters. This one has the remains of a six sided star between the U and S. It has been reshanked with a crude shank.

Backmark: "(dot) PHILA (dot) / W.P" rm between two solid rings.

Measures: 18.71 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.B

Price: $45.00

Z1716     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice example with clear letters. The planchet is slightly wavy and the shank is missing. 

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.59 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.AV

Price: $25.00

Z1715     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice example with clear letters. The planchet is slightly wavy and the shank is missing. 

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.55 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.AV

Price: $25.00

Z1714     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice example with taller letters. The shank is intact and bent over.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.77 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.AV

Price: $30.00

Z1713     One-Piece Pewter General Service Button 1808-1830

Description: Nice button with clear letters. The planchet is slightly wavy and the shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.71 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.AV

Price: $25.00

Y775     Empty Box for the Model 1865 .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridges (C.D.Leet)

Description: Here is a very nice original box that would have originally held 42 .56/50 Spencer Carbine cartridges. This box would hold six sleeves of seven cartridges. The top measures approximately 2" x 4.75" x 2." The bottom measures approximately 2" x 4.5" x 3.25." A combined measurement when the two are together is 2" x 4.75" x 3.5." The label reads, "Forty-Two / Patent Primed / Metallic Cartridges, / Patented September 7, 1852, and April 17, 1860, For Spencer Carbine. -- / Calibre 50-100. / Model 1865. / Manufactured by C.D. Leet, Springfield, Masss." The proprietorship of Charles D. Leet operated out of Springfield, Massachusetts from 1864-1866. This box contains a very nice and readable label. It is important to note, this box was manufactured so the tips of the sleeves would be accessible and stick out a little bit. These boxes are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 681

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $350.00

Y763     .58 Short Mountain Gatling  Rimfire Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge. Bullet is slightly offset.

Measures:    OAL 1.824"  CL .966"

Price: $250.00

Y766     .69 Buck n' Ball Paper Cartridge

Description: Excellent .69 Buck n' Ball cartridge. This one is very nice without any damage. It would look great sitting next to your M42 musket!

Measures:    OAL 2.300"

Price: $250.00

Z1712      Regulation 1841 Pattern Carbine Sling Swivel (Triple Marked)

Description: Here is a very nice carbine sling swivel that is fully functional. This one is triple marked dating it to 1864 production. It is marked by the manufacturer "E.Gaylord / Chicopee Mass," the inspector "T.J.Shephard," and "US." This would have been used in combination with the triple marked carbine sling buckles produced in 1864. I see a lot of O.B. North manufactured sling swivels but this stamped version is a little tougher to find.

Measures: 3" x 9"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

Z1710     Federal 3" Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell

Description: Here is an excavated 3" Schenkl shell with the percussion fuse. I think with some work the fuse would clean up a little better. This shell has one larger pit on the nose of the shell with small to moderate pitting throughout. The fuse is not screwed in all of the way and based on the multiple markings on the fuse, the threads may have stripped when it was originally ready to fire. It has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.94" x 9"

Recovered: Unknown

Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 300

Price: $295.00

Z1708     Federal Three Inch Type I Dyer "Case-Shot"

Description: Here is an excavated Federal 3" Dyer "Case-Shot" that was recovered on the Western part of the Shepherdstown battlefield. This battle was the last encounter of the Maryland 1862 campaign. This particular shell has a lead cupped sabot with four flame grooves. The grooves would allow the initial flame to reach the paper time fuse, which would ultimately reach the powder charge, exploding the shell. This shell is full of lead case-shot balls. Upon exploding the iron walls would shatter raining down fragments of varying sizes as well as lead case-shot. This style of shell employed a zinc time fuse adaptor which would have held a paper time fuse within the center of the hole. This particular shell would have been fired from Ferry Hill (Home of Henry Kyd Douglas's Father) by one of the batteries under Gen. Alfred Pleasonton. He was in charge of Batteries B&L, 2nd US Artillery and Battery A, 2nd US Artillery.

Measures: 2.94" x 7"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. (Now West Virginia) September 19-20, 1862

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 145

Price: $475.00

Z1707     Federal Three Inch Type I Dyer "Common Shell"

Description: Here is an excavated Federal 3" Dyer "Common Shell" that was recovered on the Western part of the Shepherdstown battlefield. This battle was the last encounter of the Maryland 1862 campaign. This particular shell has a lead cupped sabot with four flame grooves. The grooves would allow the initial flame to reach the paper time fuse, which would ultimately reach the powder charge, exploding the shell. This is a "common shell" meaning it would be full of powder and not case-shot. Upon exploding the iron walls would shatter raining down fragments of varying sizes. This style of shell employed a zinc time fuse adaptor which would have held a paper time fuse within the center of the hole. This particular shell would have been fired from Ferry Hill (Home of Henry Kyd Douglas's Father) by one of the batteries under Gen. Alfred Pleasonton. He was in charge of Batteries B&L, 2nd US Artillery and Battery A, 2nd US Artillery.

Measures: 2.94" x 7"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. (Now West Virginia) September 19-20, 1862

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 145

Price: $475.00

Z1706     British Pattern 1853 Tower Lockplate

Description: Nice excavated lockplate. All of the internal mechanisms are in place. You can still partially see the tower and crown marking on the face.

Measures: 3.25" x 5.5"

Recovered: White Oak Swamp, Virginia

Price: $85.00

Z1705     Spanish American War Era Infantry Majors Shoulder Straps

Description: Here is a very nice matching pair of unissued Infantry Majors shoulder straps with a gold leaf at both ends. The embroidered border is surrounded by an inner and outer jaceron border. The main border is completely made of dead or coiled bullion and is approximately 1/4" in width. The leaves are made of dead bullion as well and are on a dark blue field. The back is finished off and there are two attachment clasps at both ends.

Measures: 1 3/8" x 4"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $195.00

Z1704     Civil War / Early Indian War Era Infantry Lieutenant Colonel  Shoulder Straps

Description: Here is a very nice pair of matching unissued infantry shoulder straps. This particular set is for a Lieutenant Colonel and has a silver leaf instead of a gold leaf for a Major. This set has a cable pattern border which is quite scarce. The cabled border is approximately 3/8" across and is surrounded by an inner and outer jaceron border. According to Dr. Howard Lanham, this pattern was available in the 1864 Schuyler-Hartley and Graham catalogue. The leaves are made of dead and bright bullion to create an accent. The field is a greenish/blue velvet and appears to have faded over the years. While this set is matching in almost every detail, the fabric on the back is slightly different.

Measures: 1.5" x 4.25"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $595.00

Z1702     One Piece Convex Eagle Infantry "I" Button 1830's

Description: Excellent button with detail.

Backmark: "PLATED" / (wreath) , rm between two rings

Measures: 20.65 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Ref: Albert GI79, Tice GI200D3

Price: $45.00

Z1692     Early One-Piece Convex Navy Button

Description:  Here is a nice little Navy button that is still covered in dirt. As you can see, there is plenty of gilt still left on the front and back. The stand up shank is intact. This eagle is surrounded by 15 or 16 six pointed stars.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.92 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's NA40's ? 50's?

Price: $125.00

Z1691     Two-Piece Rhode Island State Seal Button

Description: Nice button with a stand up shank intact. This one still has a lot of gilt highlighting the details.

Backmark: "D.EVANS & CO. / .EXTRA" dm

Measures: 15.25 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's RI8, Tice RI203.CS.2.

Price: $30.00

Z1690     One-Piece Cast Pewter Infantry Button (1808-1830)

Description: Nice coat button with clear detail, no flaking and missing shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.3 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30.A

Price: $40.00

Z1686     Early One-Piece Navy Button

Description: Nice button with the eagle on anchor surrounded by thirteen starts. Stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "RICH / (dot) COLOR (dot)" rm between two solid rings.

Measures: 15.43 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NA86.AV variant

Price: $20.00

Z1685     One-Piece Regiment of Rifleman Button (17 Stars) (Reshanked)

Description: Excavated button with a readable face. This one has been reshanked at some point and they didn't do a good job. Priced accordingly.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.17 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's RF13.A1

Price: $65.00

Z1684     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button (Early 1800's)

Description: Scarce cuff size button. This one is in great shape with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT (dot) / STAND (dot) COL." dm between two solid rings.

Measures: 16.74 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS19, Tice MS036.AS.1

Price: $125.00

Z1678     One-Piece Second Regiment Artillery Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice excavated button with plenty of detail. The shank is missing on this example. There is a small area of paint on the face which could be removed if desired.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY37.A.1

Price: $55.00

Z1676     US Infantry Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice non excavated war of 1812 Infantry button. This one has the wedge shank with the drilled eye. The face has an eagle standing on an oval with "US" on the inside. The eagle is surrounded by stars on the outside.

Backmark: Blank with raised ring of dots.

Measures: 19.85 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $110.00

Z1675     US Infantry Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice non excavated war of 1812 Infantry button. This one has the wedge shank with the drilled eye. The face has an eagle standing on an oval with "US" on the inside. The eagle is surrounded by stars on the outside.

Backmark: "GILES RICHARDS / BOSTON" rm w eagle

Measures: 19.12 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $125.00

Z1701     Barn Find Condition Six Shot Pepperbox Revolver

Description: Here is a barn or attic condition six shot pepperbox revolver. The barrel slides off and is loose. Most of the interior mechanisms are missing and only one wooden handle remains. Two numbers are  visible under the handle, 1855 and 127.

Measures: 7 3/4" in length

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $75.00 Sale Pending!

Z1699     Rare Civil War Bullet Struck Militia Style Canteen

Description: Here is a fine example of an early tin militia style canteen that was often used by Confederate forces. This piece is obviously an early pickup or barn find. You can clearly see where the bullet entered the canteen on the side which slightly tweaked the seam. The bullet then exited near the top of the canteen which completely blew out the seam from one shoulder sling guide to another. This canteen still retains all three of the shoulder sling guides as well as the tin spout. Judging by the size of the hole, I would say it would have been impacted by a .58 or .69 projectile. Pieces like this are very difficult to find and rarely surface on the market.

Measures: 6.5" in diameter and 2" thick

Recovered: Early battlefield pickup from an unknown location

Price: $2,500.00 Sale Pending!

Z1700     Early 19th Century Powder Horn with Initials

Description: Nice early powder horn with the iron loop on the end. There is a crack on one side as well as a tiny chip out of the spout on this example. The initials E.F.F.H are inscribed on the side in period font and J/I 28 1864 are carved on the side. The script on the side appears to be period without any issues.

Measures: 9" on the outside curve and 2.25" across the top

Price: $75.00

Z1697     Regulation 1826 Pattern Eagle Breasplate (W.H.Smith Brooklyn)

Description: Here is a nice excavated eagle breasplate. This one was recovered near Brownsville, Maryland. It is flat and is missing both of the attachment loops. The back is maker marked.

Backmark: "W.H.SMITH / BROOKLYN"

Measures: 65 mm

Recovered: Route 67 Washington County Maryland across from Brownsville October 1994

Price: $150.00

Z1696     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Cartridge Box Plate (Boyd & Sons Boston)

Description: Here is another very nice maker marked boxplate. This one has a great patina on the face and both iron loops are still on the back. The makers mark is clear and partially hidden by the digger's tag. The plate is flat and displays very nicely.

Backmark: "BOYD & SONS / BOSTON"

Measures: 56 mm x 89 mm

Recovered: Pleasant Valley Rd. Rt. 609 Va. Three miles from Bull Run Battlefield 1987

Price: $295.00

Z1695     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Cartridge Box Plate (E.Gaylord)

Description: Very nice excavated US cartridge box with both iron loops intact. This particular plate is stamped E. Gaylord on the back. This plate is completely flat and has a wonderful patina!

Backmark: "E.GAYLORD"

Measures: 55 mm x 86 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $325.00

Z1683     .54 Merrill Breechloading Carbine (Serial Number 2916)

Description: Here is a decent and well used .54 Merrill carbine. This has a low serial number. This one was obviously used extensively as you can see the saddle ring bracket is heavily worn on the backside. All mechanics work and are functional. The bore is nice. The only piece that was replaced is the screw that holds the hammer in place.

Price: $1,695.00

Z1682     Excavated Cavalry Crossed Sabers Regulation 1858

Description: Here is a nice displayable set of crossed sabers. This is the variety without the opening within the sword handle. This one has a partial loop on the back but the rest are missing. This example is fairly flat and would make a great addition to any insignia collection.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $125.00

Y745     Packet of Six Waterproof Skin Cartridges for .36 Navy Pistols (Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co. Hartford Ct. 1863-1865)

Description: Open box of six waterproof skin cartridges and a small packet of eight percussion caps. These are held in a wooden block, covered in a paper wrapper. You can hear a little bit of the powder inside if you tilt the box. The cartridges are held in place and I haven't been able to pull any of them out.

Measures:    1.75" x 3" x .5"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $495.00

Y738     Scarce .36 Bartholow Combustible Paper Cartridge 

Description:  Here is one you don't see everyday. This is the smaller .36 cartridge by Bartholow. The bullet has a small punch hole in the base which differentiates it from your typical .36 Colt Navy. This is the first one of these that I have been able to get my hands on for years. We do have individual bullets for this cartridge available as well if you would like an example.

Measures:    L 1.313""

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3 No. 773-775

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $150.00

Z1677     US/CS 6lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 6lb. Cannon

Description: Decent 6lb. solid shot that is in excavated condition. This one was coated at one time but could use another cleaning. The ball has moderate pitting throughout. There isn't a clear mold seam on this example but there are air pockets from crude casting.

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 28

Price: $150.00

Z1673     Confederate 20lb. Milled Sleeve Read "Common" Shell with Fuse Adaptor

Description: Decent example of a "milled sleeve" read shell. This example was milled near the top and the base leaving the mid section a little larger. This one has light to moderate pitting with some deep pitting here and there. These shell typically employed a wooden fuse adaptor.

Measures: 2.63" x 10.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 284

Price: $475.00

Z1672     Confederate 10lb. Read "Common" Shell with Fuse Adaptor

Description: Nice excavated Read shell with the thin wrought iron sabot and copper fuse adaptor. This one has a clear lathe dimple on the base with light pitting. This piece was painted black at one time and some of the paint is coming off in a few spots.

Measures: 2.86" x 8.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 243

Price: $350.00

Z1660     Confederate 12lb. Sideloader with a Bormann Replacement Fuse (Case-Shot)

Description: Here is a fairly scarce shell. This shell appears to be a typical case shot. However, instead of using the smaller fuse adaptor, this shell has the rarer Bormann replacement fuse. This shell has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $850.00

Z1659     Confederate 12lb. "Common" Shell with Copper Fuse Adaptor

Description: Here is a very nice Confederate shell without the more common sideloader plug. This one has even pitting throughout and has been cleaned and coated. There is a threaded allen key plug in the base which was used for electrolysis. This style of shell is harder to find than the common sideloader types.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.32

Price: $450.00

Z1658     Federal 12lb. "Common" Shell with Bormann Fuse

Description: Here is a nice example of an excavated Bormann fused shell. This is a common shell and does not contain case-shot. The Bormann fuse is sitting high and wasn't screwed in all the way. You can clearly see where the Bormann fuse was punched.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 35

Price: $325.00

Z1651     Federal 24lb. Coehorn Mortar "Common" Shell

Description: Here is a nice excavated coehorn mortar shell. This shell would have employed a wooden fuse which is now missing. The iron body is solid with some light to moderate pitting in places. This type of shell was meant to explode sending iron fragments into enemy lines.

Measures: 5.69"

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 51

Price: $295.00

Z1648     Federal 30lb Schenkl Shell with Percussion Fuse for the 4.2" Parrott Rifle (Long Pattern)

Description: Here is a superb 4.2" Schenkl shell with the original fuse. The iron on this example is very nice and could be cleaned up a little more if desired. This shell is drilled through the knob on the end. The fuse is still intact with the readable patent information. It would be hard to upgrade this example!

Measures: 4.1" x 12.5"

Recovered: Appomattox River, Virginia

Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, Pg. 362

Price: $950.00

Z1637     Federal  10lb. 2.9" Parrott Artillery "Common" Shell (Type I Sabot)

Description: Nice excavated Parrott artillery shell. This one has a partial fuse and appears to be wooden. The iron on this example is strong and the wrought iron sabot has three lands and three grooves.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.5"

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 216

Price: $295.00

Z1680     Excavated M1855 Bayonet

Description: Here is a nice excavated bayonet. This one still has the locking ring although it's frozen in place. This bayonet was manufactured for the M1855, M1861, and M1863 muskets. This one was recovered from Fussell's Mill by the pioneer relic hunter Bill Gavin. The metal is pitted but quite solid. This piece was originally purchased from the Horsesoldier when they had Bill's entire collection. It comes with the original tag written on by Bill Gavin as well as the Horsesoldier's tag.

Measures: 21"

Recovered: Fussell's Mill Va. by Bill Gavin

Price: $125.00 Sale Pending!

Z1670     US/CS 12lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 12lb. Cannon

Description: Here is a fantastic 12lb. solid shot with a clear mold seam. This one was purchased many years ago from George Lower at the Gettysburg Sutler with verbal provenance to Gettysburg. The exact recovery location of this shot is unknown. The metal on this round is excellent and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Price: $250.00

Z1669     Federal 3" Parrott "Common" Shell with Zinc Fuse Adaptor (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is a nice excavated 10lb. Parrott shell. The metal on this one is solid with a few deeper areas of pitting near the nose. There are some minor casting flaws near the sabot area. This would make a great addition to any artillery collection.

Measures: 2.9" x 8.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 216

Price: $250.00 Sale Pending!

Z1666     US/CS 6lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 6lb. Cannon

Description: Here is an outstanding solid shot for the smoothbore 6lb. gun. This one is perfect!

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 28

Price: $195.00

Z1665     Federal 3" Parrott "Common" Shell with Perfect Time Fuse Adaptor Marked "W" (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Parrott shell with a great fuse adaptor. This style of fuse adaptor tapers towards the bottom and is marked "W" which is thought to mean West Point. The metal on this example is great and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.216

Price: $295.00

Z1664     Confederate Short Pattern 3" Broun Shell with Wooden Fuse

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Broun shell that still retains its original wooden fuse adaptor. This unfired example has moderate pitting and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.9" x 7.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 132

Price: $495.00

Z1663     Federal Dyer Shell with Lead Sabot with Flame Grooves (Case-Shot)

Description: Nice excavated 3" Dyer shell with the flames grooved sabot. The grooves allowed the flame to reach the paper time fuse upon firing. This one still has the zinc time fuse adaptor and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 2.94" x 7"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.145

Price: $350.00

Z1662     US/CS 12lb. Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 12lb. Cannon

Description: Excellent 12lb. solid shot. This one is perfect and has been cleaned. There is a light mold seam around the middle of this one.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Richmond, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 34

Price: $195.00

Z1661     Federal 3" Hotchkiss Common Shell with Percussion Fuse (Type I)

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Hotchkiss shell with a percussion fuse. You can still see some of the patent information on the fuse. This shell has great metal with minor pitting and the lead sabot is fully intact without issues.

Measures: 2.9" x 6.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 166

Price: $395.00

Z1654     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in very nice shape with very small uniform pitting along with a couple of period dings.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $425.00

Z1638     Federal  10lb. 2.9" Parrott Artillery Shell (Type III Sabot) Case-Shot

Description: Here is a an excavated 10lb. Parrott shell. This one weighs in just over 10lbs. and would be filled with case-shot. The metal exhibits uniform pitting except for one  vertical quadrant which is a little rough. The brass ring sabot is intact showing three lands and grooves. The original time fuse adaptor is still located on the inside of the nose.

Measures: 2.85" x 8.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 226

Price: $250.00

Y712     Patented .54 Hunt and Jennings Self Propelled Cartridge

Description: Here is a very scarce .54 Hunt and Jennings Rocket Ball Cartridge. This was patented by Walter Hunt in 1848. The powder is encapsulated behind the cork on the base. You can clearly see that the cork/interior of the bullet has swollen around the bottom section and been glued back in. This variant doesn't have the patent date on the side and there are a few different length varieties that were produced. This one is a little rougher than the last one we sold and is priced accordingly.

Measures:    D   L   C

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3 No. 1045/1046

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $175.00

Z1668     Maynard Tape Primer Tin with Cap Packets

Description: Here is a very nice Japanned tin that contains 10 Maynard tape packets. The tin is in great shape and still has the lid which is removable. All of the cap packets are in good shape except for one which has the outer wrapper missing.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $295.00 Sale Pending!

Z1656     Confederate Ammo Packet for Six .45 Colt Army Cartridges (Richmond Laboratory)

Description: Here is an original wooden ammunition pack produced at the Richmond Laboratory for the Confederacy. The original wooden block contains only a piece of the original label. The entire label would have read, "6 Cartridges / Colt's Army Pistol / C.S. Laboratory, Richmond, Va.." One end of the block is missing showing the opening for the cartridge. This block comes with two original .44 Colt cartridge remnants.

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Percussion Ammunition Packets by Malloy,Thomas,White Pg. 87

Price: $395.00

Z1655     Confederate 12lb. Polygonal Cavity Spherical Shell

Description: Here is a very nice polygonal cavity shell that has been cleaned and coated. The interior of these shells is segmented and was to break into uniform shapes upon explosion. This one is in decent shape with some rough pitting here and there.

Measures: 4.52"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 30

Price: $395.00

Z1647     Federal 20lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Brass Ring Sabot

Description: Here is a nice 20lb "chill nose/bottle nose" Parrott bolt from the Port Hudson area. The metal on this example is better than most I have seen from the area. The brass ring sabot is still intact showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 3.62" x 8.75"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 230

Price: $295.00

Z1646    Federal 30lb. "Chill Nose" Solid  Bolt with Rabbeted Brass Band Sabot

Description: Very nice fired 30lb. "chill nose" Parrot Bolt. This one has very nice iron throughout. There is a small air bubble in the nose from manufacturing. This one still retains its original sabot showing five lands and grooves.

Measures: 4.1" x 10"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, Pg. 274

Price: $425.00

Z1645     Confederate 24lb. Coehorn Mortar Shell

Description: Nice Confederate 24lb. coehorn mortar shell. These smaller coehorn mortars were produced by the Confederacy and are thought to have been produced at the Tredegar Iron Works. This example has tong holes on both sides of the fuse hole. This aided in correctly placing the shell in the bore of the mortar. This one has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment.

Measures: 5.68" in diameter

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 50

Price: $850.00

Z1636     Federal 3.67" Schenkl Shell

Description: This is an excavated Federal "Football" style Schenkl shell from Port Hudson. The fuse is intact and somewhat readable. The body is lightly pitted on the nose section and heavily pitted towards the base. The drill hole on this one has been filled with a resin or epoxy. 

Measures: 3.6" x 8.5"

Recovered: Port Hudson, Louisiana

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg.308

Price: $450.00

Z1635     Confederate 3" Short-Nose Mullane/Tennessee Common Shell

Description: Here is a very nice bourreleted Mullane shell. This one has been cleaned and coated. This one does come with a correct sabot but it may note be original to the shell. You can clearly see lathe marks on the rings and the lathe dog is still intact. The tapered wooden fuse is still intact as are the iron rods on the base. The middle bolt is missing on this example.

Measures: 2.94" x 8"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 203

Price: $575.00

Z1634     US/CS Solid Shot for a Smoothbore 6lb. Cannon

Description: Excellent 6lb. solid shot. This one is perfect and has been cleaned. There is a light mold seam around the middle of this one.

Measures: 3.58"

Recovered: Shiloh

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 28

Price: $195.00

Z1633     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type III Sabot)

Description: Very nice minty flat top bolt for the 10lb. Parrott rifle. This unfired example has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment. It could almost pass for a non excavated example as you can see lathe marks on the side of the body near the base. The brass sabot is in excellent condition and you can see where the sprue was chiseled off of the nose. While the exact provenance on this example is unknown, the majority of them are recovered from Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Measures: 2.86" x 6.63"

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 222

Price: $695.00

Z1632     Federal 2.9" Solid Flat Top Bolt for a 10lb Parrott Rifle (Type I Sabot)

Description: Here is an excavated Parrott bolt with the tapered iron sabot showing three lands and three grooves. The metal on this shell is in nice condition with a few pitted areas. Use of these particular bolts is rare and I would say the majority of them have been recovered from Vicksburg and Petersburg.

Measures: 2.85" x 6.6"

Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Reference: Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 215

Price: $545.00

Y711     Early Pattern .41 Volcanic Self-Contained Cartridge

Description: Here is an excellent non excavated .41 Volcanic cartridge. This is the harder to find early type. This particular has a cork wafer that covers the iron anvil compared to the later brass ring over cork. This one is in great shape and still has lubricant in the grooves.

Measures:    D .432  L .74

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3, No. 1053

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $150.00

Z1652     One-Piece US Official Diplomatic Button

Description:  Here is a very nice example with plenty of gilt. The one as a perfect stand up shank.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT" rm with stars

Measures: 24.3 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's OD 7

Price: $395.00

Z1643     One-Piece Militia Button with Border

Description: Scarce pattern with the thicker border. This example is missing the shank.

Backmark: "BEST PLATED / LONDON" dm

Measures: 21.82 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI57

Price: $75.00

Z1642     One-Piece Caster Pewter Infantry "I" Button 

Description:  Nice excavated button with the stand up shank intact. These are tough buttons to find in decent shape.

Backmark: "ARMITAGE / PHILa" rm

Measures: 18.82 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's 74.A.1

Price: $75.00

Z1640     One-Piece US Infantry Button 1815-1821

Description: Excavated coat button that is slightly flattened out. The shank is missing on this example and the backmark is visible.

Backmark: "*CRUMPTON* PHILA" rm

Measures: 19.43 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI38

Price: $45.00

Z1639     One-Piece Regiment of Artillerists Cuff Button 1811-1813

Description: Nice excavated button. This one appears to be a water find and still has the stand up shank although it's slightly bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.71 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY33

Price: $30.00

Z1631     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate

Description: Here is an excavated US waist belt plate that was obviously recovered in the water and possibly on shipwreck. This one is missing the stamped brass front and the attachment hooks on the back are long gone. This one is similar to those recovered from the Suwanee/Governor wreck.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $65.00

Z1630     Large .60+ Scissor Bullet Mold

Description: Non excavated scissor mold for a roundball that is approximately .64. This one opens and closes and has a "13" stamped into the handle.

Measures: 7" in length

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $55.00

Y706     Box of 10 .50-45 Cadet/Carbine Rounds Produced at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Full correct box with 10 .50-45 rounds. These were produced at the Frankford Arsenal.

Measures:    3" x 2" x 1/14"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $395.00

Z1627     Excavated Cavalry Crossed Sabers Regulation 1858 (Repaired)

Description: Here is a complete crossed saber hat insignia. This one is flat and displayable. It has spots of verdigris with some underlying brown patina. One tip of the saber has been attached. Still a nice example for the price.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.5"

Recovered: Northern Virginia

Price: $95.00 Sale Pending!

Z1625     Confederate Bridle Cutter Pike Tip

Description: Nice excavated example with a slightly tweaked blade. This one has some flaking around the socket. Nice inexpensive example.

Measures: 18" in length

Recovered: Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, South Carolina 1980

Price: $395.00

Y705     Full Box of 10 .56/50 Spencer Carbine Blank Rounds (Frankford Arsenal 1870)

Description: Nice complete box with the original label and pull string.

Measures: 3" x 1 1/8" x 1"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00

Z1624     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Cartridge Box Plate

Description: Nice plate with a pleasing patina on the face. Both iron loops are attached and nearly all of the lead solder remains.

Backmark: None

Measures: 56 mm x 88 mm

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Price: $195.00

Z1623     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Nice excavated eagle breastplate. This one still has the two iron loops on the back. Nearly all of the lead solder remains. There are two minor issues around the edge of the plate.

Backmark: None

Measures: 65 mm

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Price: $165.00

Z1622     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks)

Description: Here is an excavated waist belt plate with all of the attachment hooks intact. There are two small freeze cracks to the face of the plate. The left edge of the plate has some lead loss and rim damage.

Backmark: None

Measures: 58 mm x 88 mm

Recovered: Catlett, Virginia

Price: $165.00

Z1621     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Cartridge Box Plate

Description: Nice excavated cartridge box plate with both iron loops intact. This one has Bill Gavin's tag on the back. There is one period cut to the lead on the back. The tag reads, "Fussell's Mill, VA. Aug '64 Aug '55.

Backmark: None

Measures: 56 mm x 88 mm

Recovered: Fussell's Mill, Virginia August 1955 by Bill Gavin

Price: $250.00

Y694     .56/50 Spencer Cartridge for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine (C.D.L Headstamp / Published Example)

Description: Nice published .56/50 Spencer cartridge for the M1865 Spencer carbine. This one is headstamped "C.D.L" and has Dean Thomas's number on the back. This is the exact one published in Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. II No. 673 on bottom.

Measures:    L 1.605"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. II No. 673 Bottom

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $45.00

Y693     .56/50 Spencer Cartridge for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine (C.D.L Headstamp / Published Example)

Description: Nice published .56/50 Spencer cartridge for the M1865 Spencer carbine. This one is headstamped "C.D.L" and has Dean Thomas's number on the back. This is the exact one published in Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. II No. 673 on top.

Measures:    L 1.598"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. II. No. 673 Top

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $45.00

Y692     Excavated .44 Ballard Rifle Cartridge (Published Example)

Description: Nice excavated example. This is the exact one published in Dean Thomas's Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. II on page 279.

Measures:    L 1.59

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 2 No. 593

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $60.00

Z1620     Confederate Stippled Roman "C" Cavalry Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "*HT&B*/MANCHESTER" dm

Measures: 24.37 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice CSC200A1

Price: $595.00

Y691   Rare .56-56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (Raised "U" Headstamp) Union Metallic Cartridge Company

Description: This is probably one of the scarcest No. 56 Spencers on the market. This one was produced by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company while in Connecticut. The raised "U" headstamp was only produced from 1877-1878 according to Barber's book.

Measures:    L 1.514"

Reference: Barber Pg. 49

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $350.00 Sale Pending!

Y690     .577 Enfield Cartridge (English Manufacture/Green Band)

Description: Here is a minty English manufactured Enfield cartridge with the green band around the top. You can clearly see the tallow on the bullet end with the cut down the side which was done during manufacturing.

Measures:    L 3.093"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4. No. 462

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $250.00

Z1619     War of 1812 Infantry Officer's Button

Description: Excellent button with some tarnished silver on the face. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "WARRANTED / SUPERFINE" rm on ribbon

Measures: 24.45 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Abert's GI51I

Price: $575.00

Z1617     One-Piece Convex Pewter US Infantry Button

Description: Very nice dug button with the iron shank intact. This one has clear detail and very little edge loss.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.25 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI42

Price: $250.00

Z1616     One-Piece First Regiment Artillery Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice button with clear detail and a missing shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY36

Price: $65.00

Z1615     One-Piece Regiment of Artillerists Button 1811-1813

Description: Nice button with readable letters and a missing shank. This one appears to be a water find.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.59 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY32

Price: $65.00

Z1614     One-Piece Eleventh U.S. Regiment Infantry Button 1798-1802

Description: Nice excavated 11th Regiment button. This one has some lead loss and is missing the shank. The front and part of the back have been coated. Harder to find number.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.56 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI28.R11

Price: $125.00

Z1613     One-Piece Convex Pewter US Infantry Button (Reshanked)

Description: Nice one-piece pewter button with "US" under the eagle and "United States Infantry" on the outside. This one has been coated on the front and has been reshanked. Nice detail with readable letters.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.48 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI42. A

Price: $165.00

Z1612     One-Piece Convex Infantry Coat Button

Description: Nice button with crisp detail and a stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "YOUNG . SMITH & CO / *N.York*

Measures: 19.89 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI79, Tice Unlisted

Price: $55.00

Z1611     One-Piece Second U.S. Regiment Infantry Button 1798-1802

Description: Nice excavated button with clear lettering and a crisp "2." This one still has the shank which is bent over. This one has a crisp edge and the planchet is slightly wavy.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.73 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Abert's GI28.R2C

Price: $165.00

Z1610     Pewter One-Piece Convex United States Infantry Button

Description: Very nice button with detail, clear letters, and no edge loss. This one is missing the iron shank. This one appears it could be lightly coated.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.80 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI41B

Price: $125.00

Z1609     Two Bullets in One Piece of Wood

Description: Here is a nice long example of bullets in wood. This piece has two bullets in wood sticking out. The overall length is 45"

Measures: 45" in Length

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia

Price: $325.00

Y672     Samuel Gardiner's Patent .58 Explosive Bullet "Musket Shell" Mac Mason Art

Description: Here is an early excavated .58 Gardiner "Explosive" bullet. This is an excavated example without any of the patent information around the bottom rim. However, this one has the artistic writing of Mac Mason on the side. Mac's artifacts are collectible in their own right due to his precision writing skills on a lot of different artifacts.

Measures:    D .572  L 1.115 

Cavity: Nozzle

Reference: TT#154A

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $225.00

Y667     .69 French Pattern Bullet (Lovell Cavity)

Description: Very nice and hard to find bullet known as the lovell cavity.

Measures:    D .684  L .890  C .531

Cavity: Elliptical

Reference: TT#196

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $150.00

Y678     .42 Wesson Self-Contained Rimfire Cartridge

Description: Excellent hard to find cartridge.

Reference: TT#62

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $65.00

Y677     .52 Cartridge for the Second Model Sharps & Hankins

Description: Very nice cartridge with a pleasing patina!

Reference: TT#124

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $165.00

Y676     Opened Original Packet for 6 .36 Revolving Belt Pistol Cartridges, Colt's Cartridge Works.

Description: Here is an original packet for .36 Colt ammunition made at the Colt's Cartridge Works in Hartford, Connecticut. Unfortunately, this piece was heavily lacquered at one time, and some of the lacquer has been removed. If you don't want to pay the price for a full pack this one is for you. It would display nicely next to your gun with a couple of cartridges.

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Malloy, Thomas, and White Pg. 12

Price: $175.00

Y675     Opened Original Packet for 6 .36 Revolving Belt Pistol Cartridges, Colt's Cartridge Works.

Description: Here is an original packet for .36 Colt ammunition made at the Colt's Cartridge Works in Hartford, Connecticut. Unfortunately, this piece was heavily lacquered at one time. None of the cartridges remain at this time. However, in the first slot there is still a .36 bullet that is trapped by the original metal wire. If you don't want to pay the price for a full pack this one is for you. It would display nicely next to your gun with a couple of cartridges.

Measures:

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Malloy, Thomas, and White Pg. 12

Price: $195.00

Z1575     Excavated Federal Poncho Hook

Description: Extremely nice excavated poncho hook with the iron hook still attached. This one is one is loaded with gilt on the face.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.09 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $95.00

Z1606     One-Piece Pewter US Infantry Button

Description: Nice one-piece pewter button with "US" under the eagle and "United States Infantry" on the outside. The back is silvered.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.36 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI42.A

Price: $165.00

Z1605     One-Piece Convex Artillery "A" Button

Description: Nice excavated early style Artillery button with the shank intact.

Backmark: "R.R. /.*.*.*.*.*.*" rm between two solid rings

Measures: 18.74 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Tice 206.A5

Price: $50.00

Z1604     Early Two-Piece Eagle "D" Dragoons Cuff Button

Description: Nice dug button with a stand up shank.

Backmark: SCOVILL

Measures: 14.05 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $30.00

Z1603     One-Piece Second Regiment of Artillerists Coat Button 1811-1813

Description:  Nice button that still retains it's original shank. Shank is pushed over on it's side.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.19 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY37.A1

Price: $65.00

Z1601     One-Piece First Light Artillery Cuff Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice excavated button with good detail, a pleasing patina, and a missing shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.11 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Z1599     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice excavated button with detail. This one is missing the shank.

Backmark: Warranted Treble ???

Measures: 23.38 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY51B

Price: $45.00

Z1598     War of 1812 One-Piece Convex Officer's Cuff Button

Description: Nice button in the hard to find size!

Backmark: "ARMITAGE PHILa" rm

Measures: 15.12 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI51G

Price: $95.00

Z1595     War of 1812 One-Piece Officer's Button

Description: Well worn officer's button with a hole punched through it. The shank is missing.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 24.04 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI51.J

Price: $50.00

Z1592     One-Piece Federal Artillery Button Eagle on Cannon 1808-1821

Description: Excellent button with a beautiful backmark and stand up shank.

Backmark: "(dot) STANDARD TREBLE GILT (dot) / LONDON" dm

Measures: 20.35 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY52V

Price: $125.00

Z1591     One-Piece Convex War of 1812 11th Regiment Coat Button

Description: Excavated button missing the shank and most of the silver plating on the front. This button is marked "11" below the eagle.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 21.41 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI53R11D

Price: $95.00

Z1588     One-Piece Pewter Second United States Infantry Regiment Button 1798-1802

Description: Nice excavated 2nd US regimental button with very little edge loss. The top of the button has been carved and the shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.49 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI28.R2C

Price: $150.00

Z1583     One-Piece Pewter Convex Infantry Coat Button 1815-1821

Description: Nice excavated button with the original shank. The shank on this example is pushed.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 17.91 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI38.Av

Price: $65.00

Z1581     One-Piece Convex Infantry Coat Button

Description: Nicely gilted button. This is the same die pattern as 79G but the I is not lined.

Backmark: Two Solid Rings rm

Measures: 20.34 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's 79G

Price: $60.00

Z1580     One-Piece Pewter Sixth United States Infantry Regiment Button 1798-1802

Description: Nice excavated 6th US regimental button. This one has one very tiny chip on the edge and has been coated. The shank is perfect and vertical. This could almost pass as a non excavated button.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.81 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $195.00

Z1579     One-Piece Pewter US Army General Service Coat Button (Reshanked) 1808-1830

Description: Nice excavated pewter button. This one was reshanked at some point.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.65 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30A

Price: $35.00

Z1578     One-Piece Convex US Infantry Button (reshanked)

Description: Nice button with plenty of detail and wear. This one has been professionally reshanked.

Backmark: Ring of dots

Measures: 21.29 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI40 V

Price: $125.00

Z1576     War of 1812 Infantry Officer's Button (Peasley)

Description: Hard to find button with some silver plating left. This one has the Peasley backmark and is missing the shank.

Backmark: "*A.M.PEASLEY* / BOSTON" rm overstamped.

Measures: 22.3 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI51.J

Price: $475.00

Z1574     One-Piece War of 1812 Second Regiment Button

Description: Excellent and hard to find excavated button. This one still has silver in all of the right places.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.28 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's 53.R2A

Price: $350.00

Z1571     Rare 28th Pennsylvania "Bucks" Button

Description: This button pictures a running buck with Pennsylvania on the top and "28" in a circle below. These buttons are thought to have been produced in the early 1800's and are extremely scarce with only a few known to exist. There is one pictured in Albert's reference book and a hand drawn example in Tice's reference book. Very little is known about this button. The 28th Pennsylvania mustered into service at the beginning of the American Civil War.

Backmark: "R.MARTIN" rm

Measures: 20.47 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's PA33, Tice PA033.A.1

Price: $1,750.00

Z1570     One-Piece Massachusetts Independent Corps of Cadets Button 1816

Description:  Nice non excavate button missing the shank. This one still has some gilt left. This button features an eagle holding a ribbon that reads, "E Pluribus Unum. The motto on the tops reads, "Monstrat Viam" and the motto below reads, "Independent Cadets."

Backmark: "E.ARMFIELD & SON / (dot) BIRMINGHAM (dot)" rm

Measures: 24.81 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS60A, Tice MS116V

Price: $225.00

Z1568     One-Piece First Light Artillery Cuff Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice small button with detail and 13 stars.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.55 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY43.C.V2

Price: $40.00

Z1567     One-Piece Ninth U.S. Regiment Infantry Button 1798-1802

Description: Excellent dug button with no rim loss, a clear "9" and an original shank. The button looks much better in person.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.11 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI21.R9

Price: $110.00

Z1566     Pewter One-Piece Convex United States Infantry Button

Description: Very nice excavated button with the original curvature and no rim loss. The iron shank has rusted away.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.39 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI41.B

Price: $125.00

Z1563     One-Piece Convex US Official Diplomatic Button (Reshanked)

Description: Nice early diplomatic style button. This one was professionally reshanked at some point.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.70 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's OD26

Price: $195.00

Z1561     One-Piece US Official Diplomatic Button

Description: Very nice button with traces of gilt. This one has a shank that is slightly pushed down.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT" rm with stars

Measures: 24.38 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's OD7

Price: $350.00

Z1560     One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Heavily silvered button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: EXTRA STRONG PLATED

Measures: 21.89 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI59

Price: $60.00

Z1559     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button

Description: Very nice specimen with the larger "A" on the shield. It appears this one was coated in laquer many years ago.

Backmark: Blank with Solid Ring

Measures: 19.91 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's 67.A.1.

Price: $50.00

Z1555     One Piece New York Militia Button

Description: Nice early convex New York Militia button. This one is plated and the shank is intact although bent.

Backmark: "(dot) TREBLE (dot) / (dot) PLATED (dot) rm

Measures: 19.33 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY12, Tice NY

Price: $75.00

Z1554     US Infantry One-Piece Cast Pewter Infantry Button 1815-1821

Description: Excellent non excavated pewter eagle button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "EAGLE / FACTORY" rm

Measures: 18.6 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI38A2

Price: $150.00

Z1553     One-Piece Regiment of Riflemen Button

Description: Nice harder to find small size button. This one has an eagle with a script "R" on the shield. The shank is partially missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.54 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's RF3A1

Price: $75.00

Z1552     Early One-Piece Militia Button

Description: Scarce early gilted militia button with the stand up shank!

Backmark: "********" rm between two rings of dots stamped over a Scovill's Treble Gilt bm.

Measures: 19.79 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI65B

Price: $175.00

Z1551     One-Piece Third Regiment Artillery Button 1811-1813

Description: Nice excavated button with a pleasing patina. This one has a blank back and the shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY38A.1

Price: $85.00

Z1549     One-Piece New York Militia Button

Description: Exceptional dug button that is loaded with detail and the stand up shank is intact although bent over. It appears there is additional silver wash under the verdigris on the back. While not a rare button, they are extremely hard to get in excellent dug condition.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 24.29 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's NY9, Tice NY040.A1

Price: $275.00

Z1548     One-Piece Ordnance Department Button 1812-1821

Description: Rare Ordnance Corps button dug many years ago. You can clearly see a backmark on the back but it's unreadable. Shank is missing.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 19.44 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's OC1, Tice ORD100

Price: $195.00

Z1547     One-Piece Militia Button (16 Stars)

Description: Nice early one-piece militia button with the stand up shank intact. This example is heavily silvered.

Backmark: "BEST PLATED / LONDON" dm

Measures: 23.3 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI61

Price: $65.00

Z1546     One-Piece Low-Convex General Service Militia Button 1820's-1830's

Description: Nice silver plated early militia button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "(dot) BEST PLATEd (dot) / LONDON" rm between two solid rings

Measures: 19.69 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI67

Price: $55.00

Z1545     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button 1820's

Description: Nice example of an early Massachusetts button. This one has the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "WARRENTED / (wreath) / TREBLE / PLATED" dm

Measures: 22.81 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS27, Tice MS110.A.2.

Price: $55.00

Z1544     Early One-Piece US Official Button

Description: Nice early button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "CARTER / *LOMBARD STREET*" rm between two rope circles.

Measures: 15.52 mm

Recovered: ??

Reference: Albert's OD2Av

Price: $195.00

Z1543     One-Piece Militia Button

Description: Heavily silvered example with the stand up shank intact. Extremely hard to find in this size.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / STAND.COL." dm between two solid rings.

Measures: 16.17 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI61

Price: $110.00

Z1542     One-Piece New York Militia Button

Description: Finely silvered button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "(dot) SUPERIOR (dot) / PLATED" dm between two solid rings.

Measures: 22.47 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY10, Tice NY100.A.21

Price: $65.00

Z1541     One-Piece New York Militia Button

Description: Nicely gilted New York militia button with a slightly tweeked shank.

Backmark: "IMPERIAL / *ORANGEGILT" dm between two solid rings

Measures: 22.2 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY10, Tice NY100 (Unlisted Backmark)

Price: $55.00

Z1540     One-Piece New York Militia Button

Description:  Nice non excavated button with the stand up shank.

Backmark: "EXTRA / RICH COLOR" dm with wreath

Measures: 22.51 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY10, Tice NY100.A.1.

Price: $55.00

Z1539     One-Piece Regiment of Rifleman Button

Description:  Nice button with clear detail. The shank is missing and it appears to have filed or sanded off a long time ago.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.8 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's RF11

Price: $75.00

Z1537     One-Piece Fourteenth U.S. Regiment Infantry Button 1798-1802

Description: Excavated 14th US Infantry button. This one has some rim loss with some flaking. The shank is still intact although bent and flattened.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI28.R14.

Price: $55.00

Z1536     One-Piece Convex Eagle Infantry "I" Button 1830's

Description: Nice example with the stand up shank intact. This example has the elongated shield.

Backmark: "YOUNG. SMITH & CO / (dot) New (dot) York (dot) " rm between two rings of dots

Measures: 20.17 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI79, Tice GI200.B.5.

Price: $50.00

Z1535     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's

Description: Nice button with a stand up shank. This backmark is a little harder to find.

Backmark: "A. W. SPIES / (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot)" rm

Measures: 20.94 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199.D.9

Price: $60.00

Z1534     One-Piece New York Militia Button

Description: Nice button with plenty of tarnished silver plating. This one has the stand up shank but it's slightly bent.

Backmark: "TREBLE PLATED" dm with wreath

Measures: 21.75 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY10, Albert's NY100.A.34

Price: $55.00

Z1533     Once Piece Pewter US Infantry Button 1812-1815

Description: Nice excavated cuff size button. The shank is intact although squished.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.51 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY36.A3

Price: $35.00

Z1526     One Piece US Infantry Button 1815-1821

Description: Nice pewter one-piece low convex button with a bent shank. These buttons picture an eagle holding a shield with a script "I" in the middle.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.3 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI38.AV

Price: $35.00

Z1524     One-Piece Federal Artillery Button Eagle on Cannon 1808-1821

Description: Nice non excavated gilted button. The right side is a little darker. This one has the eagle perched on the cannon with three larger cannonballs below.

Backmark: "*.IMPERIAL.* / .STANDARD." rmdc

Measures: 21.86 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY52B

Price: $125.00

Z1523     One-Piece Federal Artillery Button Eagle on Cannon 1808-1821

Description: Excellent quality and highly gilted button produced in England. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "RICH QUALITY / LONDON" (seven stars around shank with an outer solid ring) rm

Measures: 23.26 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY51

Price: $125.00

Z1522     One-Piece US General Service Button 1808-1830 (Star between letters)

Description: Here is an interesting field modified infantry button. The shank broke off the back and someone drilled two holes through the planchet to extend the use. This one has the backmark of William Pinchin of Philadelphia. Solid pewter button missing the shank.

Backmark: "W.P. /PHILADA" rm

Measures: 19.19 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30 B.1

Price: $45.00

Z1519     Confederate North Carolina Sunburst Button

Description: Here is a nice button that you just don't see everyday in non excavated condition. Unfortunately, it appears to have had the shank removed and it may have been lightly hammered at one time. Without the damage and shank, this would be a pricey button.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.8 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NC16, Tice NC242

Price: $175.00

Z1518     Regiment of Riflemen Button

Description: Here is an early riflemen's button. This one has a pleasing dug patina and still has the original shank. There are some light cracks through the button and it's priced accordingly.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 18.34 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's RF1

Price: $45.00

Z1517     First Regiment Officer's Button, War of 1812

Description: Scarce button in nice shape readable detail. The shank has been removed on this example and a hole has been drilled through the top.

Backmark: "*TREBLE (dot) PLATED*" rm with eagle.

Measures: 24 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's 53R1.Variant

Price: $295.00

Z1516     War of 1812 Infantry Officer's Button

Description: Here is an outstanding example of a high quality silvered button. This one is in great shape and still retains nearly all of the original silver plating on the front. The back has a crisp backmark and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "WARRANTED / SUPERFINE" rm on ribbon

Measures: 24.27 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Abert's GI51I

Price: $650.00

Z1512     One-Piece Light Artillery Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice excavated "light artillery" button with the arrow passing through an oval of laurel leaves. This one appears to be a water recovery and has the shank although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.49 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY42

Price: $45.00

Z1511     One-Piece Militia Button

Description: Nicely silvered early militia buttons with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "SUPERIOR / .STRONGPLATED." dm between solid rings

Measures: 21.67 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI59

Price: $60.00

Z1510     One-Piece First Regiment Light Artillery Button 1808-1821

Description: This button appears to be a non excavated example or perhaps a water find. The face has been cleaned but the details are sharp!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.04 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated?

Reference: Albert's AY41C

Price: $95.00

Z1507     One-Piece Federal Artillery Button, Eagle Over Cannon 1830's

Description: Nice gilted early artillery button. This one has the London/Gilt backmark. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "LONDON / GILT" rm

Measures: 21.52 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: AY60 unl

Price: $125.00

Z1503     One-Piece First Regiment Artillery Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice excavated example with a great backmark. This one is missing the shank.

Backmark: "LEAVENWORTH HAYDEN & SCOVILL *" rm

Measures: 20.04 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY36.A

Price: $75.00

Z1501     One Piece U.S. General Service Button 1808-1830

Description:  Nice excavated general service button with US on a plain field. This one still has the shank attached although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.79 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI30

Price: $30.00

Z1500     One-Piece Second Regiment Artillery Button 1813-1814

Description: Nice excavated example of an early 2nd regiment artillery button. The face has a foliate script "A" over a "2" within an oval. The shank is present but bent over and the edge is bent upwards near the two.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.23 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY37.A.1

Price: $55.00

Z1499     One-Piece Second U.S. Regiment Infantry Button 1798-1802

Description: Very nice pewter US 2nd regimental button with the shank. The pewter on the face still has some shine. The pewter is solid unlike most dug examples and the entire motif is visible. The shank is slightly bent on this example and the face is everso wavy. If you like top notch early buttons, this one is for you!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.59 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI28.R2

Price: $275.00

Z1498     One-Piece New York Militia Button (Low Convex)

Description: Nicely silvered New York militia button. This button pictures the eagle standing on a globe with a ribbon above that reads, "EXCELSIOR."

Backmark: "(laurel branch) STANDARD (laurel branch) GILT" rm

Measures: 16.05 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY12, Tice NY110.As.3

Price: $50.00

Z1497     Two-Piece Federal Artillery Button, Eagle Over Cannon 1814-1821

Description: Very nice early artillery button with the eagle sitting on the horizontal cannon. This one has a stand up shank that is intact.

Backmark: "KENDRICK & CO / *SUPERFINE*" dm

Measures: 21.32 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY58A

Price: $75.00

Z1495     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button

Description: Excellent button with a crisp backmark and stand up shank

Backmark: "RICH QUALITY / (DOT) LONDON (DOT)" dm between solid rings

Measures: 24.63 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS19, Tice MS036.A.3

Price: $75.00

Z1494     One-Piece New York Militia Button Eagle Over Excelsior

Description: Here is a nice button with the London backmark. This one is silver plated and has tarnished quite nicely. The stand up shank is intact and the back still retains some of the silver wash.

Backmark: "TREBLE PLATED / .*. (PLUMES) .*. LONDON"

Measures: 22.36 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NY10, Tice NY100

Price: $75.00

Z1493     One-Piece Federal Artillery Button, Eagle Over Cannon 1830's

Description: Here is a very nice highly gilted button that you don't see too often. This button was produced in the late 1820's to early 1830's. The backmark is crisp and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO. / ATTLEBORO / .*.*.*. EXTRA .*.*.*. RICH" rm between solid raised rings.

Measures: 21.61 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY59A

Price: $125.00

Z1491     One-Piece Low-Convex General Service Militia Button 1820's-1830's

Description: Nice brass button with silver plating. This one has a stand up shank intact and a nice mold seam.

Backmark: "(dot) BEST (dot) / QUALITY" rm

Measures: 18.56 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's GI67

Price: $50.00

Z1490     One-Piece Virginia State Seal Button

Description: Nice non excavated low-convex Virginia state seal button. This one has a crisp backmark, nice patina, and is missing the shank.

Backmark: "YOUNG. SMITH & CO / (dot) New (dot) York (dot) " rm between two rings of dots

Measures: 22.41 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert VA2D, Tice VA105

Price: $165.00

Z1489     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button (Silvered)

Description: Very nice silvered Massachusetts militia button with the "Warranted / Treble / Plated" backmark. The stand up shank is intact. The silvering on the face is very nice but tarnished.

Backmark: "WARRANTED (two branches tied with ribbon) / TREBLE / PLATED" dm with two rings between inscription"

Measures: 24.66 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS19, TICE MS36.A.8

Price: $110.00

Z1488     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button by Peasley & Robinson 1815-1825

Description:  Here is a very nice gilted Massachusetts button manufactured by Aaron Peasley and Richard Robinson. The motif on the face has an Indian standing on an open oval field with a star in the sky. The backmark on this particular example is stamped over an earlier backmark. This button was lightly covered years ago preserving the gilt. The stand up shank is intact. This die pattern is a little different than Z1487.

Backmark: Raised Ring of Rope with an Inner Solid Raised Ring

Measures: 21.95 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS 20, Tice MS100.B.1.Variant

Price: $225.00

Z1487     One-Piece Massachusetts Militia Button by Peasley & Robinson 1815-1825

Description:  Here is a very nice gilted Massachusetts button manufactured by Aaron Peasley and Richard Robinson. The motif on the face has an Indian standing on an open oval field with a star in the sky. The backmark on this particular example is stamped over an earlier Robinson's backmark.

Backmark: "****************" rmdc with two inner rings.

Measures: 22.27 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS 20, Tice MS100.C1.Variant

Price: $195.00

Z1470      Sleeve of .56/56 Spencer Cartridges Manufactured by Crittenden & Tibbals

Description: Here is a perfect sleeve of 7 No. 56 Spencer Carbine cartridges produced by Crittenden & Tibbals Mfg. Co. A total of six of these sleeves would have been in every box making a total of 42 cartridges. This one is in great shape having come out of an original box.

Measures: .5" x 1.75" x 4"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $225.00

Z1468     Tin Militia Style Canteen

Description: Nice style tin militia canteen with the screw cap intact. This one has the loop soldered to the back. At one time this piece appears to have been overly cleaned but is starting to get a patina once again. There is one tiny pin hole on the back near the bottom.

Measures: 5" x 6.5"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Z1465     .31 Massachusetts Arms Company Bullet Mold

Description: Nice .31 Massachusetts Arms Company bullet mold. This one has a cavity for a roundball and a pointed projectile. The bottom of the mold is marked "MASS ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS." This one does have some wear from use but is still a nice example.

Measures: 4.75"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $125.00

Z1464     Colt's Patent .44 Army Revolver Mold

Description: Here is a Colt's Patent bullet mold for the .44 Army revolver. The pin in the side has been replaced with a screw. This one has "LPC" stamped into the base. The interior cavity is clean but the bullet cavern appears to be heavily used.

Measures: 5.25"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $95.00

Z1462     Naturally Segmented Half of a 3.5" Britten Shell

Description: Here is approximately 1/2 of a 3.5" Britten shell. This one is still rusty and could be cleaned up. You can clearly see the segmented interior which was to break apart upon explosion. This has two pieces. The main body holds the sabot and there is a small piece of the sidewall.

Measures: 3.5" x 6.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $195.00

Y652     Federal .54 Merrill Carbine Paper Cartridge

Description: Here is an excellent cartridge produced for the .54 Merrill Carbine. The paper cartridge was glued to the side of a three groove bullet. This one doesn't have any repairs.

Measures:    L 1.733"

Reference: TT#91

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $195.00

Y651     Original Complete Pack of 10 .58 Paper Civil War Cartridges and Percussion Caps

Description: Very nice original packet of 10 .58 paper cartridges for the Springfield musket. This packet is in very nice condition without any rips, tears, or holes. Inside of the paper packet are 10 .58 cartridges along with a packet of percussion caps. Just as issued. This would make an excellent display piece for any ammo or gun collection.

Measures:    3" x 3"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $875.00

Y631     .69 Buck n' Ball Paper Cartridge

Description: Here is another nice .69 Buck n' Ball cartridge. This cartridge contained 1 .69 Musketball and 3 .31 Buckshot. The paper is worn over one of the ball exposing it. There is also a very small pinhole near the edge of the bottom.

Measures:    L 2.398"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $225.00

Z1456     Federal Model 1874 Belt with a Hagner 1972 Pattern New Jersey National Guard Buckle

Description: Here is a nice M74 belt with a heavily gilted New Jersey Hagner buckle. The buckle may not have been original to this belt but fits nicely. The leather is still soft and pliable with some crazing. There are two parts on the buckle where there appears to have been an attachment at one time. I'm not sure if they were meant for a hanger strap or shoulder strap. Near the adjustor hook, there is a light maker's mark that I can't quite make out. The initials "R.D.W." are written on the inside of the rig. This set would make a nice addition to any late 1800's Indian War or Spanish American War collection.

Measures: 46" without buckle

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $195.00

Z1452     Federal Eagle "D" Dragoon Overcoat Button

Description: Excellent large size Dragoon button for the overcoat. This one has the stand up shank intact without any pushes, dents, or cracks.

Backmark: "W.G. MINTZER. / PHILd.." between outer solid ring and inner ring of dots, dm

Measures: 22.34mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $125.00

Z1450     Federal Eagle "D" Dragoon Cuff Button

Description: Very nice cuff or sleeve button with gilt. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "HORSTMAN & CO. / .NY" Two interior rings with lines, dm.

Measures: 16mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: DR215 A7.

Price: $65.00

Z1449     Federal Eagle "D" Dragoon Coat Button

Description:  Excellent non excavated Dragoon button with the Mintzer backmark. This one has the stand up shank intact without any pushes, dents, or cracks.

Backmark: "W.G. MINTZER. / PHILd.." between two solid rings, dm.

Measures: 20.26mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $95.00

Z1447     One Piece Federal Navy button, Eagle Facing Left Over Upright Anchor

Description: Nice pre war cuff button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "RICH / (dot) COLOR (dot)" between two solid rings, rm.

Measures: 15.25mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Ref: NA86V

Price: $30.00

Z1446     One Piece Federal Navy button, Eagle Facing Left Over Upright Anchor

Description: Nice cuff size button with the stand up shank intact. This one has a nice patina and easily readable backmark.

Backmark: "WARRANTED/ (dot) SUPERIOR (dot)" between two solid rings, dm.

Measures: 15.86mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: NA86AV

Price: $30.00

Z1445     One Piece Federal Navy button, eagle with anchor on shield, 1820's-1830's

Description: Excellent dug button with gilt in all of the right places. The shank is slightly bent and the back could clean up more if desired.

Backmark: "WILLIAM (dot) WALLIS / (dot) EXTRA (dot) RICH" rm between two rings

Measures: 22.54mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: NA62

Price: $130.00

Z1444     One Piece Federal Navy button, Eagle Facing Left Over Upright Anchor

Description: Excellent pre Civil War Navy button with plenty of gilt in all the right places.

Backmark: "LEWIS & TOMBS / *EXTRA RICH*/ No 1

Measures: 22.69mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NA88V

Price: $195.00

Z1443     One Piece Federal Navy button, Eagle Facing Left Over Upright Anchor

Description: Very nice pre Civil War Navy button with a harder to find backmark. The stand up shank is slightly bent and the button has plenty of gilt.

Backmark: "A.W.SPIES./FOR SEA SERVICE/IM" rm

Measures: 22.97mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: NA87A2

Price: $195.00

Y621     .54 Burnside Cartridges

Description: Here is a grouping of .54 Burnside cartridges that came out of an original packet. These are just as found, missing the paper.

Measures:    L 2.37"

Reference: TT#89

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00 Each

Z1442     Connecticut State Seal Coat Button

Description: Nice excavated coat button recovered from the camp of the 11th Connecticut. This camp was used after the Battle of South Mountain and before Antietam. The face has a large push in the middle The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: Illegible

Measures: 23.21mm

Recovered: Camp of the 11th Connecticut near Boonsboro, Maryland.

Price: $35.00

Y615     Original Packet of 12 Percussion Caps as Issued for the .58 Springfield Rifle Musket

Description: Here is an original packet of 12 percussion caps. This pack was pulled out of an original pack that was broken up. This pack is in excellent condition!

Measures:  L 2.5"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $50.00 SOLD

Z1441     Confederate $20.00 Note February 17th 1864

Description: Here is a used Confederate $20.00 note. The serial number on this example is 78,543. This note has several folds along with a few pinholes in the paper. The color on the front is nice while the back is slightly faded.

Measures: 3.25" x 7"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Z1440     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks / Maker Marked)

Description: Here is another maker marked US waist belt plate. This one has a deep "T.J.SHEPARD" marking and a very light "BOYD & SONS" marking with only a few visible letters. This mid to late war plate has a dark patina with some verdigris highlights. The plate retains it's original shape and curvature. The hook assembly is made out of brass and is of the arrow hook variety. The back retains nearly all of the lead solder with a few small pitted areas. There is one small dot on the "U" where there is a ding.

Backmark: "BOYD & SONS/BOSTON" and "T.J.SHEPARD"

Measures: 56mm x 86mm

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell Pg. 309

Price: $295.00

Z1439     Federal Regulation 1851 Pattern Waist Belt Plate

Description: Here is an excellent early war enlisted sword belt plate. This one still retains it's original curvature with a slight wavy. The patina is a flawless chocolate brown. The motif and tongue are integral to the buckle. This one still has the remains of the nickel-silver wreath. This variant is scarce because the wreath is positioned beneath the eagle's wing tips. O'Donnell states that this design was adopted in the fall of 1861. You can still see some of the gilt below the eagles feet where the wreath would have been.

Measures: 52mm x 86mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell Pg. 375

Price: $350.00 Sale $325.00

Z1438     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate with Leather Patch

Description: Here is a very nice excavated waist belt plate with the original leather patch on the back. The leather patches were originally intended to keep the lead from wearing off on the buff belts. This one still retains it's original shape and curve. The face exhibits an even brown tone with some lighter highlights. The back retains nearly all of the lead solder with some small freeze cracks here and there. The stud assembly is made out of brass.

Measures: 57mm x 88mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $325.00

Z1437     Colonel William Dalton Mann's Patented Infantry Waist Belt Plate (December 8, 1863)

Description: Here is an excellent buckle that is difficult to find. These show up in late war sites and saw limited use. This group includes the buckle and one chape. Two identical chapes would have been affixed to the belt rig in a vertical position. The top "D" ring was used to attach the Mann's patented Infantry cartridge box. The bottom "D" ring was used to attach the lower knapsack straps. The chapes are considerably longer and were riveted to the waist belt in the center. The chape measures approximately 89mm x 33mm.

Measures: 34mm x 54mm

Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia

Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell Pg. 541

Price: $295.00 Sale $270.00

Z1435     Iron Scissor Roundball Mold

Description: Period scissor mold. The iron handles are bent. This one is .30 ish caliber. This one has "288" stamped into one of the handles.

Measures: 5"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $40.00

Z1433     Non Excavated B.B. Hotchkiss Patented Percussion Fuse (June 17, 1862 and February 24, 1863)

Description: Here is an excellent non excavated fuse. There are lot of these out there in excavated condition but you rarely see one that isn't excavated. This piece has all the components except for the lead plug in the base which is common. All threads are intact and all of the pieces move freely. This particular example has both patent dates. If you are a fuse collector, this one is for you!

Measures: 2.281" in Length

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $250.00

Z1429     Excavated Confederate Block "I" Infantry Button with Border

Description: Nice excavated cast I infantry button from the central Mississippi area. This one has a nice patina and great lathe marks around the faces edge.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.54mm

Recovered: Central Mississippi

Price: $125.00

Z1428     Excavated .69 Ball Wiper

Description: Very nice excavated variant of a .69 ball wiper. This one has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 1.449"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Z1427     Excavated .69 Ball Wiper

Description: Nice excavated .69 wiper for a musket. This one has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: .966"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Z1421     Excavated Colt Revolver Combination "L" Tool

Description: Nice excavated tool that has been cleaned and coated. This one employed a screwdriver on one end and a cone wrench on the other.

Measures: 1.5" x 3"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Z1419     Excavated Combination Wiper and Ball Screw for a .69 Musket

Description: Here is a nice excavated combination screw and worm. This one has a large brass base without any markings. This variant has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: .676" x 1.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Y584     Original Complete Pack of 10 .58 Paper Civil War Cartridges and Percussion Caps

Description: Very nice original packet of 10 .58 paper cartridges for the Springfield musket. This packet is in very nice condition without any rips or tears. Inside of the paper packet are 10 .58 cartridges along with a packet of percussion caps. Just as issued. This would make an excellent display piece for any ammo or gun collection.

Measures: 3" x 3"

Price: $875.00

Y582     Complete Full Box of 12mm Pinfire Revolver Cartridges by Charles Fusnot of Brussels, Belgium

Description: Here is an excellent full box of 12mm pinfire cartridges manufactured by Charles Fusnot of Brussels. This box contains (25) 12mm pinfire cartridges packed in the original red sawdust. The printed label is still legible. The seams on the box are sturdy with some slight cracks here and there. If you own a 12mm pinfire revolver, this would definitely enhance your display.

Reference: Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 948

Price: $395.00

Z1290     CDV of Josiah Quincy III (1772-1864) by Whipple of Boston

Description: Nice CDV of Josiah Quincy III. Quincy was a very popular political figure. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, President of Harvard University, and the Mayor of Boston.

Backmark: "Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston."

Measures: 2.5" x 4.25"

Price: $65.00

Z1413     Lawrence Primer Tube for M1852, M1859, M1863 Sharps Rifles & Carbines

Description: Here is a very nice primer tube for you Civil War Sharps Rifle or Carbine. This is a small brass tube that holds several percussion caps and a small wooden dowel. This device was used to feed percussion caps into the Lawrence Primer Mechanism. The wooden chuck is missing on this one and there is a tack pressed into the dowel for tension. This would make a great addition to any firearms collection!

Measures: 1.921"

Recovered: Surplus Stock

Price: $75.00

Z1410     Non Excavated Confederate Block "I" Infantry Button with Border

Description: Excellent button that's hard to find in non excavated condition. This one has an excellent lathed rim and integral shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.44 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS184A, Tice CSI275A1.

Price: $475.00

Y574     .43 Spanish Mead's Patent Explosive Bullet (December 10, 1872)

Description: Nice example Mead's improvement on the explosive bullet. This bullet was cast and a .22 blank was inserted into the nose.

Measures:    L 1.884"

Price: $150.00

Z1409     Period Envelope with Stamp

Description: Addressed to the Paymaster - U.S. Army New York

Measures: 3" x 5.25"

Price: $20.00

Z1407      Remember Ellsworth Patriotic Cover/Envelope

Description: Nice envelope with light foxing. This one has pretty good color for it's age.

Measures: 3" x 5.5"

Price: $35.00

Z1405     Volunteer Maine Militia (VMM) Cartridge Box Plate

Description: Very nice excavated plate with a great patina. This one has nearly all of the lead solder intact and still has one attachment loop on the back.

Measures: 57 mm x 88 mm

Recovered: Remington, Virginia

Price: $895.00

Y572     .36 Richmond Laboratory Third Pattern Cartridge

Description: Nice, hard to find cartridge. This bullet is commonly referred to as a foreign mold bullet. These were actually produced at the Richmond Arsenal. This is the later variant with the wider nose

Measures:    L 1.175"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 15

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $395.00

Y571     .36 Richmond Laboratory 1st Pattern Combustible Cartridge with Untreated Casing (Published Example)

Description: Nice cartridge that is scarce to find. This is the rarer 1st pattern cartridge and is the exact one published in Dean's book. The cartridge is crinkled and intact. This one has Dean's catalogue number on it. This is out of an original packet and was originally owned by Berkley Lewis, then to Tillinghast, and then Dean Thomas.

Measures:    L 1.05"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 11

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $275.00

Y569     .31 Colt Thuer Conversion Cartridge for the .31 Pocket Revolver (Patented 1868)

Description: Nice cartridge!

Measures:    L 1.165"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $125.00

Y565     84 Gauge Revolver Cartridge by Eley of London

Description: Nice cartridge with a small repair. The pull tab is still in place.

Measures:    L 1.350"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 51

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $65.00

Y561     .50 Gallager Carbine Cartridge (Drawn Brass)

Description: Very nice cartridge with tarnish.

Measures:    L 2.026"

Reference: TT#76A

Recovered: City Point, Richmond

Price: $65.00

Z1404     Lot of Five Wisconsin State Seal Coat Buttons (Indian War Era)

Description: Here is a nice lot of five Wisconsin state seal buttons. These are nice buttons and are from the Indian War period.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY" dm with inner ring of dots.

Measures: 22.57mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $60.00

Z1403     Lot of Fifteen Marine Corps Buttons (1880's -1940's)

Description: Here is a large lot of Marine Corps buttons. The backmarks on these examples range from 1880 to the 1940s. There are several different die patterns and backmarks in this grouping.

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $75.00

Z1401     Federal Eagle Infantry "I" Button (Indian War Era)

Description:  Nicely gilted button with a bent shank.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MFG CO WATERBURY"

Measures: 15.71mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $10.00

Z1399     Federal Navy Coat Button, Eagle Over Horizontal Anchor, Fluke On Top Wing (Post War Era)

Description: Large post Civil War navy button with the stand up shank. This one has the large letter Superior Quality backmark.

Backmark: "*SUPERIOR* / QUALITY" dm between rings of dots.

Measures: 22.88mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $10.00

Z1398     Lot of Two Virginia Military Institute Cadet Buttons (Cuff Size/20th Century)

Description:  Two nicely gilted buttons with the shanks intact.

Backmark: "N.S.MEYER INC. / NEW YORK" dm with outer ring of dots.

Measures: 14.29mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $15.00

Z1391      One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's-1840's

Description: Nicely gilted button with a slightly bent shank.

Backmark: ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm between two upper raised rings and two lower.

Measures: 18.18mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199D4

Price: $60.00

Z1390     Federal Infantry Eagle "I" Coat Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Nicely gilted button with stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY" dm inner ring of dots.

Measures: 22.69mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $20.00

Z1389     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's-1840's

Description: Nice button with stand up shank intact.

Backmark: ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm between two upper raised rings and two lower.

Measures: 18.44mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199D4

Price: $55.00

Z1388     New Hampshire State Seal Coat Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Nice button with a stand up shank.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MFG CO /*WATERBURY*" dm solid ring and dotted ring

Measures: 22.78 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NH7, Tice Unlisted

Price: $20.00

Z1386     Federal Infantry Eagle "I" Coat Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Nicely gilted button with stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY" dm inner ring of dots.

Measures: 22.69mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $20.00

Z1385     Federal Navy Vest Button, Eagle Over Horizontal Anchor, Fluke Behind Wing

Description: Excellent button with a stand up shank and no pushes.

Backmark: "SCOVILL. MFG. CO. / (star) Waterbury. (star)" dm no rings

Measures: 18.16 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NA113, Tice NA230Am4

Price: $25.00

Z1384     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's-1840's

Description: Very nice early artillery button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "(dot) SUPERFINE(dot) / COLOR" rm between two rings.

Measures: 18.74mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199.D.20.

Price: $65.00

Z1383     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Button

Description: Very nice eagle "I" cuff button with a stand up shank.

Backmark: Blank / Deep Well

Measures: 16.12mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI85/88, Tice GI215.

Price: $15.00

Z1381     Excavated Iron Heel Plate

Description: Iron heel plates were tacked onto the heel of a shoe in order to prevent wear.

Measures: 2.5" x 2.5"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm

Price: $20.00

Y557     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge (Blue Wrapper)

Description: Superb .58 cleaner cartridge. Only two very light spots.

Measures:    L 2.381"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $225.00

Y432     84 Gauge Revolver Cartridge by Eley

Description: Excellent example of a hard to find cartridge. This one still has the outer wrapper, orange label, and perfect pull string. There would be a skin cartridge inside of this wrapper.

Measures:    D .416  L 1.530"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 51

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $165.00

Y556     .44 Henry Repeating Rifle Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice cartridge with oxidized bullet. This one has two strikes on the base and was a dud.

Measures:    L 1.356"

Reference: TT#60

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $65.00

Z1371     One Piece Convex Eagle Infantry "I" Button 1830's

Description:  Excellent button with tarnished silver plated face.

Backmark: "PLATED" / (wreath) , rm between two rings

Measures: 20.44 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Ref: Albert GI79, Tice GI200D3

Price: $45.00

Z1369     Federal Eagle "A" Artillery Button

Description:  Nicely gilted cuff button with a stand up shank!

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring

Measures: 15.06 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $25.00

Z1367     Federal Navy Vest Button, Eagle Over Horizontal Anchor, Fluke Behind Wing

Description: Excellent button with a stand up shank and no pushes.

Backmark: "SCOVILL. MFG. CO. / (star) Waterbury. (star)" dm no rings

Measures: 18.18 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NA113, Tice NA230Am4

Price: $25.00

Z1366     Federal Infantry "I" Overcoat Button

Description: Nice button with a slight push to the back. Stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm

Measures: 23.09 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A11

Price: $30.00

Z1365     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Overcoat Button

Description: Very nice button with the stand up shank intact and plenty of gilt!

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes

Measures: 22.94 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI85 / 88, Tice GI215A8

Price: $35.00

Z1364     Federal Eagle "A" Artillery Overcoat Button

Description: Nicely gilted artillery button. Stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes

Measures: 23.02 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A11

Price: $75.00

Z1363     Federal Naval Button, Eagle Over Horizontal Anchor, Fluke Behind Wing

Description: Nice button with a stand up shank.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / (star) WATERBURY (star) " dm between two solid rings

Measures: 22.98 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NA112, Tice NA227.

Price: $50.00

Z1362     Federal Navy Button, Eagle Over Upright Anchor 1840's-1850's

Description: Very nice Navy button with plenty of gilt and a very nice shank and backmark.

Backmark: "GILT *(dot)*(dot)*(dot)*(dot)*(dot)*(dot)* rm, outer solid ring.

Measures: 13.84 mm

Recovered: Albert NA106, Tice NA212AM12.

Price: $45.00

Z1361     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's-1840's

Description: Here is a very nice heavily gilted artillery button. You can clearly see that this backmark was stamped over a Robinson's backmark.

Backmark: Eight stars and eight dots between rings, rm

Measures: 20.43 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64 Variant

Price: $65.00

Z1360     Early Pattern Zinc Schenkl Combination Fuse

Description: Nice early pattern Schenkl fuse from Antietam. This one still has the brass latch clip on top. These are never in great condition when you dig them. There are no visible numbers on top.

Measures: 3" in length.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm (Hauser's Ridge Area)

Price: $75.00

Z1359     Excavated Infantry Bugle Insignia, Regulation 1858

Description: Nice complete Infantry bugle insignia. This piece is a little wavy but complete. The attachment loops are missing whish is quite normal on excavated examples. No cracks or repairs!

Measures: 2" x 3.5"

Recovered: Brandy Station, Virginia

Price: $160.00

Z1358     Lot of Six Excavated Brass Finials

Description: Here is a lot of six different brass finials. These finials were located on the bottoms of cartridge boxes, cap boxes, bayonet scabbard tips, etc. Each one is different.

Recovered: Champion Hill, Mississippi

Price: $30.00

Z1357     Federal Brass Belt Adjustors

Description: Here are two excavated brass belt adjustors. These were worn on the belt and pinched the leather at the right length. The one one the left has some creases. The one on the right is perfect and still has some leather remnants from the belt.

Measures: 1" x 2"

Recovered: Champion Hill, Mississippi

Price: Left $20.00 Right $25.00

Z1356     Excavated Brass Toe Tap with Patent Information

Description: These top taps were meant to be tacked to the toe of a brogan. This one is in nice shape and you can almost read the full patent date.

Measures: 2"

Recovered: Champion Hill, Mississippi

Price: $20.00

Z1354     Federal 3" Dyer Shell Nose

Description: Here is an excavated Dyer nose recovered from the river here in town. This particular piece was fired by Pleasanton's men (positioned at Ferry Hill) upstream from the Ford. There were a lot of shells recovered from this area but the predominate shell was the 3" Dyer. This one has the wide opening at the bottom of fuse and was meant for a shell rather than case-shot. This one still has small river rocks stuck to the bottom.

Measures: 2.5" x 3"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. September 19-20 1862 (Retreat from Antietam)

Price: $65.00

Y547     English Manufactured .577 Confederate Enfield Bullet with Boxwood Plug

Description: Nice .577 Enfield with the boxwood plug. I am unable to remove the plug. There may be a cavity marking in this one. There is writing on the side notating, "boxwood plug."

Measures:    D .566  L 1.023

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Z1352     Excavated Crossed Cannon Hat Insignia Regulation 1858

Description: Here is another complete example of crossed cannon hat insignia. This piece is slightly wavy and has a very small crack on the bottom pinnacle which could have happened during manufacturing. This piece is missing all four of the attachment loops which is common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Price: $250.00

Z1342     Federal Marine Button

Description: Nice early button with a very slight push to the face. This one is missing the shank.

Backmark: "(dot) SCOVILL (dot) MG (dot) CO (dot) / SUPERFINE" rmdc

Measures: 20.35mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert MC9, Tice MC215A4.

Price: $95.00

Z1341     One Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's

Description: Very nice silver plated artillery button from the 1830's. This one is tarnished and would clean up quite nicely.

Backmark: "PLATED" / (wreath) , rm between two rings

Measures: 20.67mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199D15

Price: $50.00

Z1340     Early One Piece Navy Button

Description: Outstanding button just dripping with gilt.

Backmark: "LEWIS & TOMBS / (star) EXTRA RICH (star) / NO. 1 " rm between two raised solid rings

Measures: 22.68mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NA86A, Tice Unlisted

Price: $150.00

Z1339     One-Piece Convex Eagle Artillery "A" Button 1830's-1840's

Description: Excellent button that is loaded with gilt.

Backmark: ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm between one upper raised ring and two lower.

Measures: 18.07mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY64, Tice AY199D4

Price: $65.00

Z1338     New Hampshire State Seal Button

Description: Excellent N.H. state seal button. This one has the early rmdc backmark. Please notice the crack on the back. This had to have occurred during the manufacturing process. No pushes and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G. CO. / (dot) WATERBURY. (dot)" rmdc on a plain field

Measures: 23.25mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NH6, Tice NH200A2

Price: $65.00

Z1336     Confederate Artillery Roman Lined "A" Button

Description: Very nice and hard to find button. These were manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade. This style has a floating shank.

Backmark: "P. TAIT & Co / (dot) LIMERICK (dot) " dm outer ring of dots

Measures: 19.65mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS103A, Tice CSA206B1

Price: $725.00

Z1335     Fired Civil War .58 Three Ringer in Wood

Description: Nice bullet in wood. This one has been whittled down, exposing the bullet.

Measures: 2" x 13"

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia

Price: $125.00

Z1332     Excavated Cavalry Crossed Sabers Regulation 1858

Description: Very nice complete pair of crossed swords. This one is a bit wavy but complete and void of any cracks or repairs.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Fairfax, Virginia

Price: $250.00

Z1328     Excavated Infantry Bugle Insignia, Regulation 1858

Description: Very nice excavated Infantry bugle insignia. This one has a minute bit of waviness. This one must have been dug in sandy soil as there is still an undertone of shine on one side. The attachment loops are missing which is quite common on dug examples.

Measures: 2" x 3.5"

Recovered: Northern Virginia

Price: $160.00

Z1327     Civil War Enfield Bullet in Wood

Description: Nice piece of heart pine with an Enfield bullet in it!

Measures: 2" x 14"

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia

Price: $150.00

Z1323     Fired Federal Three Ringer in Wood

Description: Decent piece of heart pine with a .58 three ringer in it. This along with several others were recovered in Dinwiddie, Virginia. You can clearly see where the sap has oozed out of this piece.

Measures: 2.5" x 8"

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia

Price: $80.00

Y545     Unlisted Rifle or Carbine Bullet

Description: Interesting bullet variant with a tie ring base. This one along with a few others were recovered in an early war Cavalry camp just outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This one is similar to a .35 Maynard bullet but much larger.

Measures:    D .434  L .681

Cavity: None

Reference: Unlisted Variant

Recovered: Early War Camp Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Price: $150.00

Y544     .52 Sharps Bullet Multi-Ring Gomez and Mills

Description: Nice bullet that is hard to find in decent shape.

Measures:    D .552  L .988

Cavity: None

Reference: TT#106

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $95.00

Y543     Confederate .69 Gardner Bullet (Shallow Cavity)

Description: Nice bullet with a slight sprue nose. This one has a large flat spot on the side.

Measures:    D .685  L 1.179  C .239

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $75.00

Y542     Confederate .69 Gardner Bullet (Shallow Cavity)

Description: Very nice bullet with the slightest flat spot on one side.

Measures:    D .687  L 1.175  C .262

Recovered: Virginia

Price: $110.00

Z1318     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Cartridge Box Plate (Rare Brass Looped Variant)

Description: Here is one that you just don't see every day. They are rare to dig and even rarer to find in non excavated condition. This is the version with the rare large brass attachment loops. This one has a beautiful face, and the back retains all of the solder. Both large brass loops are still intact and slightly bent towards the center of the plate. There are small scratches on both loops where someone tested the loops to see if they were iron. I have sold a lot of rare maker marked plates, and I can tell you, this is a rare variant!

Backmark: None

Measures: 57mm x 89mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell Plate 490

Price: $325.00

Z1310     Excavated P1853 Enfield Tompion

Description: Excavated tompion from Sharpsburg. These were used to keep the barrel of a musket free from the elements. The stem would have been covered by cork and would easily keep out the rain.

Measures: 2"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Z1306     Federal Navy Button, Fouled Anchor on a Stippled Shield

Description: Nice early 1800's Navy cuff button. This one is excavated and still retains it's original shank.

Backmark: "CARTER / * LOMBARD STREET *" rm between dotted lines.

Measures: 15.88mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's NA54A cuff version

Price: $85.00

Z1305     1820's Massachusetts One-Piece Militia Button

Description: Nice early Massachusetts button. This one is flat and has a damaged shank.

Backmark: "(dot) RICH QUALITY (dot) / LONDON" rm

Measures: 22.47mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS27, Tice MS110.C.2.

Price: $50.00

Z1304     US Foliate Script "I" Button, No Number in Oval

Description: Very nice button with the original shank intact!

Backmark: None

Measures: 19.40mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $60.00

Z1303     Connecticut State Seal Coat Button

Description: Nice non excavated Connecticut coat button. This one has a nice face and a slightly pushed back. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / (dot) WATERBURY. (dot) " dm between rings of dots

Measures: 23.23mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $50.00

Z1300     South Carolina Cadet Button, State Seal with the Palmetto Tree

Description: Nice cadet size South Carolina button. This one doesn't have any pushes and the stand up shank is intact. Tice does state that this button may be post war but several have been known to have been excavated.

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (large star) (star) QUALITY  (star) (large star) (star)" dm inner solid ring.

Measures: 18.93mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice SC262.Am7

Price: $65.00

Z1299     Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Coat Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Silvered brass button with a domed face. The back is pushed and there is scratch on the shank.

Backmark: "R&W. ROBINSON / EXTRA RICH" dm between lines.

Measures: 22.71mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS34A

Price: $15.00

Z1298     US Foliate Script "I" Button, Regimental No. 9 in Oval

Description: Solid pewter button with shank. This one is slightly wavy and has an excellent patina!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's GI34R9

Price: $125.00

Z1296     Massachusetts Militia One-Piece Button

Description: Very nice button with crisp detail and a beautiful patina. Stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "LONDON / EXTRA QUALITY" rm between pairs of inner and outer rings.

Measures: 24.73mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice: MS102.AS.1

Price: $165.00

Z1295     South Carolina Cadet Button, State Seal with the Palmetto Tree

Description: Nice cadet size South Carolina button. This one doesn't have any pushes and the stand up shank is about 1 degree off. Tice does state that this button may be post war but several have been known to have been excavated.

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (large star) (star) QUALITY  (star) (large star) (star)" dm inner solid ring.

Measures: 18.93mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice SC262.Am7

Price: $65.00

Z1294     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button (Indian War Era)

Description: Very nice button with plenty of gilt. This one is slightly postwar and the stand up shank is intact!

Backmark: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. / (star) (star) / WATERBURY / (graphic) CONN (graphic) " dm, two middle rings

Measures: 22.75mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $20.00

Y537     17mm Swiss Cartridge?

Description: Nice cartridge without any issues. .69/17mm.

Measures:    L 3.181"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

Y535     .45/70 Winchester Repeating Arms Company Cartridge

Description: Nice externally primed Winchester .45/70 Cartridge

Measures:    L 2.574"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $10.00

Y532     Frankford Arsenal .50/70 Benet Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge with writing on the side.

Measures:    L 2.252"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $45.00

Y530     Frankford Arsenal .50/55 Benet Primed Ball Cartridge for Carbine

Description: nice cartridge with some verdigris. This one has some writing on the side.

Measures:    L 2.169"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00

Y529     Frankford Arsenal .50/70 Benet Primed Cartridge

Description: Very nice cartridge with some tape residue.

Measures:    L 2.235"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $45.00

Y528     12mm Perrin Revolver Cartridge (Inside Primed)

Description: Minty cartridge for the Perrin revolver. This one has 571F/12mm written on the side.

Measures:    L .985"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $25.00

Y525     .69 Pistol Ball / Hall Carbine Cartridge (Red/White String)

Description:  Excellent cartridge without damage. The only issue on this one is the writing. Someone wrote ".69 Ball Pistol" on the side in ink. These are thought to have been pistol, or Hall Carbine cartridge.

Measures:    L 1.775"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

Y521     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge

Description: Excellent .58 Type III cleaner cartridge. This one has blue spotted paper.

Measures:    L 2.5"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $175.00

Y520     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge

Description:  Nice .58 Type III cleaner out of an original pack of ammo. This one has a few light spots on the dyed paper and a very slight crack on the nose.

Measures:    L  2.6"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

Y519     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge

Description: Minty type III cleaner cartridge. This one has a spotted blue cartridge. Fresh out of an original pack.

Measures:    L 2.6"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $175.00

Y518     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge

Description: Torn .58 Type III cleaner cartridge. Nice example out of a pack with a few light spots.

Measures:    L 2.5"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $50.00

Y515     .58 Paper Cartridge for the .58 Springfield Musket

Description: Excellent cartridge in great shape. There is light writing in pencil on the side "58."

Measures:    2.200"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00

Y512     .58 Paper Cartridge for the .58 Springfield Musket

Description: Excellent cartridge right out of an original pack!

Measures:    2.500"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $110.00

Y511     .58 Paper Cartridge for the .58 Springfield Musket

Description: Excellent cartridge right out of an original pack!

Measures:    2.380"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $110.00

Y510     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45 Colt Cartridge

Description: Nice benet primed cartridges for the M1873 Colt. These longer cartridges were manufactured between 1873-1875.

Measures:    L 1.612"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00 Each

Y509     .58 Paper Cartridge for the .58 Springfield Musket

Description: Excellent cartridge right out of an original pack!

Measures:    2.391"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $110.00

Y507     Excavated .58 Johnston & Dow Waterproof Cartridge

Description: Nice .58 Johnston & Dow cartridge from the American Civil War. These cartridges were coated to waterproof them. This example was recovered from the Cold Harbor battlefield. As you can see, the waterproof coating worked as these were dug from the ground over 100 years after the American Civil War. This cartridge has no cracks on the base.

Measures:    L 1.931"

Recovered: Cold Harbor, VA

Price: $65.00

Y506     Excavated .58 Johnston & Dow Waterproof Cartridge

Description: Nice .58 Johnston & Dow cartridge from the American Civil War. These cartridges were coated to waterproof them. This example was recovered from the Cold Harbor battlefield. As you can see, the waterproof coating worked as these were dug from the ground over 100 years after the American Civil War. This cartridge has no cracks on the base.

Measures:    L 1.948"

Recovered: Cold Harbor, VA

Price: $65.00

Y505     Excavated .58 Johnston & Dow Waterproof Cartridge

Description: Nice .58 Johnston & Dow cartridge from the American Civil War. These cartridges were coated to waterproof them. This example was recovered from the Cold Harbor battlefield. As you can see, the waterproof coating worked as these were dug from the ground over 100 years after the American Civil War. This cartridge has no cracks.

Measures:    L 1.996"

Recovered: Cold Harbor, VA.

Price: $65.00

Y504     Excavated .58 Johnston & Dow Waterproof Cartridge

Description: Nice .58 Johnston & Dow cartridge from the American Civil War. These cartridges were coated to waterproof them. This example was recovered from the Cold Harbor battlefield. As you can see, the waterproof coating worked as these were dug from the ground over 100 years after the American Civil War. This cartridge has no cracks.

Measures:    L 1.883"

Recovered: Cold Harbor, Va.

Price: $65.00

Y502     Frankford Arsenal .50/55 Benet Primed Ball Cartridge for Carbine

Description: Very nice cartridge. This one has some writing on the side that could be removed with rubbing alcohol. Indian War era!

Measures:    L 2.156"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $65.00

Z1289     CDV of General Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872) by D. Appleton & Co.

Description: Nice CDV of General Halleck who was a lawyer and Army officer. This one is in decent shape but not the best. There are some smudges on the face that can be seen if held at an angle.

Backmark: Cartes de Visite D. Appleton & Co. 443 & 445 Bway New York A.A. Turner Photographer.

Measures: 2.5" x 4"

Price: $95.00

Z1287     Federal 1851 Pattern Waist Belt Plate

Description: Here is a nice Federal waist belt plate that dug many years ago. This plate was cleaned at one time but now has a soft patina coming back. This plate is cast brass and had an applied nickel-silver wreath applied which is now missing. This is quite common on dug examples. This one retains it's original curve and is missing the keeper.

Measures: 56 mm x 83 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $225.00

Z1285     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is another nice breastplate with a pleasing patina. The back still retains nearly all of the lead solder and a partial iron loop.

Measures: 66 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $115.00

Z1284     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is non dug breastplate pattern that was commonly stamped by Boyd & Sons of Boston or T.J. Shepard. Unfortunately, this one isn't stamped by either and is missing both iron attachment loops. It appears this piece. There are two areas on the outer rim that have damage.

Measures: 63 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $110.00

Z1279     Excavated Carbine Sling Swivel

Description: Here is a nice excavated carbine sling swivel with the spring still intact. The exact recovery area of this one is unknown. It has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 3" x 8.75"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $125.00

Z1276     Excavated/Early Pickup/Barn Find Carbine Sling Swivel

Description: Here is a very nice carbine sling buckle that is missing the spring. This one has been cleaned and coated for your enjoyment. It is said to have come from Franklin, Tennessee and may be a bard find based on the condition.

Measures: 3" x 8.75"

Recovered: Franklin, Tennessee

Price: $125.00

Z1274     Hardware Grouping for an N.C.O. Belt Rig

Description: Here is a little grouping of hardware that is commonly found on the N.C.O. belt rig and would look great next to a sword belt plate. This group has a square ring, a sword belt hook, and a hook that was on the back of a belt.

Recovered: Wilmington, North Carolina Area

Price: $25.00

Z1263     Excavated Digging / Entrenching Tool Fashioned from an Austrian Lorenz Bayonet

Description: Here is an early excavated digging or entrenching tool from the Antietam region. This one is fashioned out of an Austrian Lorenz bayonet. The front of the socket is bent in a little and may have been why this piece was discarded. This could have been manufactured during the war or possibly after.

Measures: 3" x 9'

Recovered: Antietam Region

Price: $195.00

Z1259     Federal Model 1860 Cavalry Saber by Mansfield & Lamb of Forestdale, Rhode Island (Dated 1862)

Description: Here is a very nice item that recently came of an older collection. This is a very nice Model 1860 Cavalry saber. The only issue with this one is that the wire wrap is missing from the leather handle. The blade and scabbard have a pleasing patina! This one has a desirable early war date and is priced to move!

Ricasso Marking: "MANSFIELD / & / LAMB / FORESTDALE RI", and "US / (inspector) / 1862"

Blade Length: 35"

Price: $675.00

Y486     .54 Paper Cartridge for the Mississippi Rifle or Austrian Lorenz

Description: Minty paper cartridge for the .54 Mississippi or Austrian Lorenz. They don't come much nicer than this!

Measures:    L 2.589"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $175.00

Y482     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Ball Cartridge (No Headstamp) (1875-1877)

Description: Here is a nice benet primed cartridge for the .45/70. This one has the smaller spacing between the crimps and was manufactured after March 1875.

Measures:    L 2.555"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00

Y478     Misfired Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .50/70 Cartridge

Description: Here is a nice .50/70 cartridge that was a dud. You can clearly see the pin mark on the base.

Measures:    L 2.234"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00

Y466     Frankford Arsenal .50-45 Bar Anvil Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge for the .50 Cadet Rifle. This one is coated in lacquer which could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.727"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Z1253     Original Sleeve of Seven .56/50 Spencer Cartridge for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine by J. Goldmark

Description: Here is a pretty rare offering. This is an original sleeve of 7  .56/50 Spencer carbine cartridge. This particular set will also come with an original label from the entire wrapped packet of 42 cartridges. Jacob Goldmark cartridges were not known for their quality. Hence, the government recalled thousands of cases of them which were destroyed. Another quality which makes this set rare is the fact that J. Goldmark cartridges weren't cased in pressed paperboard sleeves. They were wrapped in paper and folded over. Each one of these cartridges is stamped J.G. for Jacob Goldmark. This little set would make a great addition to any cartridge collection!

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $175.00

Z1252     Federal 1851 Pattern Waist Belt Plate

Description: Here is an excavated waist belt plate that features a fully cast eagle and wreath. This one is missing the tongue and keeper bar and is probably why it was discarded. The body of the plate is a little wavy but still retains a dug/uncleaned patina.

Measures: 49.5mm x 78mm

Recovered: Approximately 5 Miles South of Hagerstown, Maryland. Pennington Farm

Price: $145.00

Z1251     Antique Stoneware Bud Vase or Inkwell

Description: Here is a neat little inkwell or bud vase from the late 19th century. It's crude in manufacture and has a nice spout. The entire piece is glazed. It kind of reminds me of the unglazed inkwells that are dug out of huts. It's still a really neat piece of stoneware that you don't see that often.

Measures: 2.5" x 3"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $20.00

Z1248     Grouping of Six Civil War Era Photographs

Description: Here is a nice little lot of Civil War Era photographs. Five of them have cases, one is in a partial case, and the other is in a metal frame. The cases aren't perfect but the lot is priced to move!

Price: $95.00

Y450     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Ball Cartridge (No Headstamp) (1874-1877)

Description: Here is a nice benet primed cartridge for the .45/70. This one has the wider spacing between the crimps and was manufactured prior to March 1875.

Measures:    L 2.606"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00

Z1232     Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Stud Hooks)

Description: Here is another dug buckle from Virginia. This one has a nice face and the studs and attachment hook are present. There is some very light lead lass in some areas.

Measures: 54mm x 85mm

Recovered: Old Union Road in Charles City County Virginia by Mark Stephens

Price: $325.00

Z1224     Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks)

Description: Here is a nice excavated US buckle. This one has a nice face and all of the attachment hooks are present on the back. This plate still retains a slight natural curve and the majority of the lead solder. There is a tad of rim damage/lead loss at the 2 O'clock position.

Measures: 58mm x 88mm

Recovered: Culpeper, Virginia

Price: $185.00

Z1218     Mid to Late 19th Century Ink Eraser/Scraper by Mappin Brothers of Sheffield England

Description: Here is a well used 19th century quill sharpener/paper scraper. These are often misidentified as medical instruments. This one measures approximately 6.5" in length and has a rosewood handle. It's clearly marked, "Mappin Brothers Sheffield." Based on the company marking, this scraper would be mid 19th century. Obviously this piece has been used as the blade is nicked. This particular tool was used to sharpen quills as well as remove ink from paper by scraping the surface.

Measures: 6.5"

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $25.00

Z1216     Excavated Model 1816 Friction Bayonet

Description: Here is a very well preserved Model 1816 friction bayonet. This one has your typical T mortis where the front sight would lock into. There is a flute on the bottom of the blade that measures almost 9" in length. The blade is slightly wavy towards the end and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 18.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $95.00

Z1215     Two Bladed Medical Fleam

Description: Here is a nice two bladed medical fleam that is used for bloodletting. This particular fleam has two different sized blades that fold into a brass case. This particular example is not maker marked.

Measures: 1" x 3"

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $40.00

Z1213     Model 1855 Tumbler & Punch

Description: Here is a nice tumbler and punch with the blue/black arsenal finish. Both arms freely move and it's in great condition!

Measures: 3.5"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Z1212     Model 1879 Combination Tool for .45/70 Rifles

Description: Here is a very nice combination tool with most of the original bluing intact. These M1879 combination tools were used with the .45/70 rifles. This one is clearly marked US / MOD 1879.

Measures: 2.6" x .9"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $25.00

Z1211     Model 1882 Headless Shell Extractor

Description: Here is an excellent M1882 headless shell extractor. This is the later variant with the removable drift with a single row of serrations and it has plenty of the arsenal finish left!

Measures: 2.5"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $12.00

Z1209     Model 1876 Combination Tool

Description: Here is an outstanding Model 1876 combination tool. This one has quite a bit of the original blue/black arsenal finish and the arm moves freely. This tool was meant for the Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor rifles and carbines as well as the Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers.

Measures: 2.75"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $45.00

Z1203     Pennsylvania State Seal Staff Officer's Cuff Button (Post War)

Description:  Nice post war button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "HORSTMAN BROS / (dot) PHILA (dot)" dm inner ring of dots

Measures: 14.98mm

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $15.00

Z1201     Regulation 1841 Carbine Sling Buckle

Description: Here is a carbine sling buckle that appears to have been dug in a sandy area or perhaps a fire pit. Fortunately, this one isn't bent too far out of shape like most examples. There is still one full flipper and part of another. Neither of them are movable.

Measures: 51mm x 81mm

Recovered: Chancellorsville, Virginia

Price: $65.00

Z1200     Rhode Island State Seal Anchor &  "HOPE" Officer's Staff Button

Description: Here is a nice little Rhode Island officer's staff button. This is a dug example which is harder to find. There are plenty of non dug examples out there. This button doesn't have any pushes or cracks. The shank is broken and there is a little bit of flaking to the rim on one side. Tice states that these buttons were manufactured from the 1850's into the Post War period.

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / * EXTRA*" dm

Measures: 14.43mm

Reference: Albert's RI7, Tice RI201 AS. 1.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $40.00

Z1199     Model 1859 Cavalry Curb Bit (Field Modified)

Description: Here is an interesting Cavalry curb bit. This is your typical M59 bit missing both of the bit bosses. This example has a very low port. The most interesting thing about this one is the field modification. One of the cheek pieces broke off and was modified with a broken part of another bit. A new cheek piece was hand forged and attached with two rose head nails. This piece is slightly out of square due to having a handmade piece attached but obviously served its purpose. This is a great example of field ingenuity! Based on the look of the metal this was an early pickup or barn find and it's been cleaned and coated.

Measures: 6" x 8.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $95.00

Z1198     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is another excavated eagle breastplate with both of the iron loops. This one has some small holes on the face around the neck and wing. The back retains nearly all of the solder except in one small area. The plate is flat and displays quite well. Both of the iron loops are intact but one is weaker than the other.

Measures: 65mm

Recovered: Chancellorsville, Virginia

Price: $135.00

Z1196     Lot of 11 Post Civil War Navy Buttons

Description: Here is a small lot of post Civil War Navy buttons. This lot includes 4 coat buttons without backmarks, three vest buttons, and two sets of cuff buttons. The vest buttons and cuff buttons are all marked JACOB REEDS SONS / (dot) PHILA (dot) dm.

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $35.00

Z1194     Federal 1839 Pattern Cartridge Box Plate

Description: Here is a very nice excavated cartridge box plate. This one has a nice face and is flat as a pancake. Both of the iron loops are present on the back and one is slightly bent over. The back retains nearly all of the lead solder. The face has a nice patina but there are a few shiny spots on the face.

Measures: 58mm x 88mm

Recovered: Central Virginia

Price: $175.00

Z1193     Early Three Bladed Medical Fleam with File/Blade

Description: Nice early medical fleam. This one has a horn handle with some cracks. The blade is marked and appears to read "Thompson." There is a little bit of dark red paint on one tip.

Measures: 1.25" x 3.5"

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $65.00

Y444     English Manufactured .577 Enfield Cartridge for the P-1853 Rifle

Description: Here is a nice cartridge for the P-1853 Rifle.  This cartridge retains the powder charge and the bullet is at the base. This one contains a .577 Enfield bullet with a boxwood plug. There is a slice on the bottom of the cartridge which was done intentionally at the arsenal. This cartridge has a slight crack in the paper where the bullet meets the powder charge but is still quite sturdy. The crack has cause the wrapped paper to come loose which is easily fixable.

Measures:    L 3.112"

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $135.00

Z1181     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Overcoat Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Cavalry button. This one is an overcoat size and still has plenty of gilt surrounding the eagle. The shank is intact and the button doesn't have any dents or cracks.

Backmark: Illegible

Measures: 22.67 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $85.00

Z1178     Civil War General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Very nice non dug eagle button. This one still has the shank intact although it's slightly bent.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MFG CO / (dot) WATERBURY (dot)" rmdc

Measures: 20mm

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $15.00

Z1167     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is a nice excavated eagle breastplate. This one has a very nice dark brown patina on the face. The back retains nearly all of the lead solder and both hooks. There are a few small rust burrs around one of the hooks. Plates like these are hard to dig today!

Measures: 63mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $195.00

Y443     12mm Pinfire Revolver Cartridge by Charles Fusnot of Brussels, Belgium

Description: Here is a very nice 12mm pinfire cartridge produced by Charles Fusnot. This one is in excellent condition and has the light headstamp of, "Fusnot*Bruxelles*." This style of pinfire cartridge is known to have been found in campsites used during the American Civil War. I have also added a picture of the box they were issued in which is not for sale. The box is marked, "Fabrique / De Balles Et Cartouches. / 25 Revolvers Cartouches Lefaucheux / de 12 milimetres." This would make a great addition to any Civil War cartridge collection.

Measures:    L 1.002"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 948

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $25.00

Z1151     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is a very nice breastplate with both of the iron loops intact. This one retains nearly all of the lead solder and the face has great detail. There is a very slight bump to the edge. There are no cracks or rust burrs on the face. This would make a great addition to any plate collection!

Backmark: None

Measures: 65mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $195.00

Z1149     Excavated M1873 Winchester Lever Action

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Winchester Rifle. This one has a 28" barrel and appears to be a Model 1873. The lever was broken and may have been the reason it was left or discarded. The gun shows heavy pitting throughout and has been cleaned and coated. Both plates on each side are still intact but heavily rusted. The barrel is rusted shut on the end so it's hard to tell what caliber this might be. If you like Indian War period items, this is a dug relic for you!

Measures: 37.5" in Length

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $395.00

Z1147     Excavated Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks)

Description: Here is a nice buckle excavated in the Shenandoah Valley. This one is still dirty and could be cleaned up a little more. Both of the arrow hooks and tongue are attached on the back. There is some lead solder loss around the curled edges.

Backmark: NONE

Measures: 58mm x 90mm

Recovered: Kernstown, Va.

Price: $150.00

Z1143     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is a nice excavated eagle breastplate. This one is perfectly flat. The back retains 99.9% of the lead solder and both hooks are intact. The hooks have rusted through the lead but are extremely sturdy. The face has very nice detail and the patina is a dark brown.

Backmark: NONE

Measures: 64mm

Recovered: Tennessee July 1994

Price: $175.00

Z1139     Excavated Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks)

Description: Very nice excavated US buckle. This one has the mid to late war arrow hooks on the back. The lead solder is almost fully intact. The face of the plate has a dirty patina with a few small freeze cracks. The plate is a little wavy around the edges but is rather flat. The back of the plate does have some period carving on it. This would make a great addition to any buckle collection.

Backmark: NONE

Measures: 58mm x 90mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $185.00

Z1135     Excavated Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Arrow Hooks)

Description: Very nice excavated US buckle. This one has the mid to late war arrow hooks on the back. The lead solder is almost fully intact. The face of the plate has a pleasing dark patina. The plate is a little wavy around the edges but is rather flat. This would make a great addition to any buckle collection!

Backmark: None

Measures: 58mm x 92mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $195.00

Y420     50 Ball Cartridges for M1911 .45 Pistol by Remington Arms Co, Inc. Lot RA 5832 (Headstamped RA

Description: Here is a nice complete packet of .45 ball ammunition. This one is marked Lot 5832. The headstamps are all RA62. The box has some staining which is common but everything is intact. This would display nicely with your pre Vietnam .45!

Measures:  5" x 2.5"

Price: $40.00

Z1118     Leave of Absence for  Albert M. Ewing Co. A 2nd Virginia Cavalry to Obtain a Horse

Description: Here is a leave of absence dated January 8th 1865 for A.M. Ewing to return to Bedford county for seventeen days to procure a fresh horse. He was a member of Wickham's Brigade and was finally captured at High Bridge, Virginia

Measures: 4.5" x 7.75"

Price: $125.00

Z1109     Federal Eagle "C" Coat Button

Description: Nice excavated cavalry coat button. This one was recovered from an early war camp in Bakerton, West Virginia. The face still retains a lot of gilt but the back is pushed and cracked around the shank.

Backmark: W.H. SMITH & CO NEW YORK rmdc

Measures: 22.41mm

Recovered: Bakerton, West Virginia

Price: $60.00

Y379     54 Gauge for Deane & Adams Dustbin Cartridge

Description: Excavated .44 for Deane & Adams. This excavated example is missing the wiper which is common on dug examples.

Measures:    D .441  L .739 

Cavity: N/A

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 43

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $65.00

Z1105     Model 1841/1842 Musket Combination Tool

Description: Here is a very nice combination tool that would go well with your Model 1841/42 musket. This piece contains a cone wrench as well as two screwdriver blades. The riveted arm on this piece does move freely. This example is an original and still has some armory finish left!

Measures Approximately 3.5" in Length

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00

Z1103     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Waist Belt Plate (W.H. Smith Brooklyn)

Description: Nice excavated US buckle with a dark patina. This one is maker marked and still has some leather on the back.

Backmark: W.H. Smith / Brooklyn

Measures: 54mm x 86mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $395.00

Y374     Unlisted .61 Four Ring Bullet

Description: Here is a rare variant that I am pleased to offer. This is the second one of these that I have ever had. I now know of three and all of them have been recovered on the Best Farm which is part of the Monocacy Battlefield. This one almost appears to be a .58 bullet that was cast without the cavity plug in the mold. However...these bullets are larger than your typical .58 three ringer. You can clearly see where the paper/skin cartridge was trimmed at the base of the bullet. In the 2nd groove from the bottom there is an excellent knife mark that goes halfway around the bullet. There are a few little marks on the side of the bullet but it is a rare one! This would make an excellent addition to any Civil War small arms collection!

Measures:    D .600  L 1.118 

Cavity: None

Reference: Unlisted

Recovered: Best Farm, Monocacy Battlefield, Maryland

Price: $295.00

Y372     .58 Shaler Sectional Three Piece Bullet

Description: Nice three piece Shaler sectional bullet. All of the components are here and in good shape. All pieces were found in the same field up on South Mountain. The top and middle sections were dug together and the bottom piece was dug elsewhere in the same area. You can see where the digger over cleaned the dirt out of the bottom part.

Measures:    D .579  L 1.293

Recovered: South Mountain, Maryland

Price: $125.00

Y370     .42 Rocker Base Picket Bullet for Country Rifle

Description: Very nice and minty flat nose picket bullet with a rounded (rocker base)!

Measures:    D .410  L .774 

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Z1094   Section of a Patented Two Part Spur

Description: Here is a very interesting spur. This one would have originally been made up of two parts. This piece would have been tacked into the back of a boot heel. The neck and rowel portion would have slipped down into the back of this piece and locked in place. This one is a little wavy but still retains it's original shape. The inside is stamped "211" and the patent information is on the inside. This particular variant is a little different from the one listed in in Crouch's spur book!

Measures: 1" x 2"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $50.00

Z1091     Eagle Artillery "A" Cuff Button

Description: Nice dug cuff button with an excellent patina. This one has the standup shank intact and is very nice. No pushes, cracks, dents, etc.

Backmark: Superior Quality

Measures: 15.74 mm

Recovered: Wilmington, North Carolina

Price: $30.00

Z1079     Excavated Model 1833 Brass Stirrup for the Grimsley Artillery Driver's Saddle

Description: Here is a very nice brass stirrup for the Grimsley artillery saddle. This one has the opening of 1.5" which is thought to be for the artillery saddle rather than the Dragoon saddle with a 1.35" opening. This one is in very nice condition! The tread is stippled and unbent. Most excavated examples I have seen have bent treads from heavy use. This particular stirrup was in use as you can clearly see wear on certain parts if you look closely. This would make a great addition to any Cavalry or Artillery collection!

Measures: 5" x 6.25"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $175.00

Z1055     African/Middle Eastern Blunderbuss Project Gun

Description: Here is a very interesting gun. This is a blunderbuss and I would suspect this one to be from Africa or the Middle East. This one is out of the old Cider House Museum in Poughkeepsie, NY. The lock, side plate, trigger guard, and ramrod are all missing from this piece. The large iron barrel measure 16.75" in length. The barrel is full of silver inlay and some of it has come off of the barrel. The ramrod guides and the butt plate all have silver inlay as well. The stock is covered with bone inlay and small brass tacks. The original and hand forged iron trigger is still in place. The barrel is slightly out of round on the end. The stock has a very nice patina and there are a few cracks here and there. We typically don't carry items like this but it came in with several other guns from the same museum. If you like old guns this may be a good candidate for restoration.

Measures: 30" in length

Recovered: Ex Museum Collection

Price: $350.00

Frankford Arsenal 20 Gauge Forager Cartridge (Headstamped F / 11 / 97 / No 20)

Description: Here is a very nice tinned cartridge for the 20 Ga. Forager. These cartridges were issued in boxes of ten. This particular one was manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal and is heasdstamped F 11 97 No. 20 showing it was produced in November of 1897. This excavated cartridge is in excellent shape and still has a perfectly round casing. When shipped, these cartridges were empty. It was up to the soldiers to fill them with shot. While there are some non excavated examples out there on the market, dug examples are extremely hard to find in good condition!

Measures: 2.5" in length

Recovered: Southwestern U.S.

Price: $85.00

Y354     Complete Pack of Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45 Ammunition for 1873 Colt Army/1875 Schofield Dated 1878

Description: Here is a very nice box of .45 ammunition for the 1873 Colt Army and the 1875 Smith & Wesson Schofield. This box is in very nice shape and still has the full pull string attached to the side. There is a very slight seam crack above where the pull string starts but is only mentioned for exactness. This type of box was originally shellacked  giving the appearance of a variation of colors. This would make an excellent addition to any Colt or Indian War cartridge collection.

Measures Approximately: 3.5" x 1.5" x 1"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $350.00

Z1048     Federal Artillery Eagle "A" Button

Description: Nice non dug button!

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes

Measures: 23mm

Reference: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A10.

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $50.00 Sale $40.00

Z1046      Very Scarce Original Copy of "Prof. O. N. Rood on the American Rifle"

Description: Nice original copy of a scarce publication. This one was printed by E. Hayes of New Haven Connecticut in 1860 and is from the American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XXX, July, 1860. The publication is actually titled, "Experiments on the Forms of Elongated Projectiles. Interesting 16 page illustrated pamphlet about the science of bullets.

Measures: 5.75" x 9"

Price: $95.00

Z1032     Model 1841/42 Musket Tool

Description: Here is a very nice excavated musket tool for the M41/42 Musket. The iron on this one is great and could be cleaned up a little better. This one was recovered from Turner's Gap.

Measures: 3.5" in length

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, South Mountain, Turner's Gap

Price: $20.00

Y348     Ornately Carved .54 Confederate Gardner Bullet

Description: Here is a very nicely carved .54 Gardner bulbnose bullet. This one has nice lines running up and down the sides of the bullet.

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, Point of Rocks, Md.

Price: $55.00

Z1015     Model 1841/1842 Combination Musket Tool (Marked US Produced at the Harper's Ferry Armory)

Description: Here is a very nicely marked combination tool produced at the Harper's Ferry Armory. This is for the Model 1841/42 muskets. Unfortunately the main screwdriver has a very small hairline crack. The main arm moves freely and still retains some of the bluing. This would make an excellent addition to any gun tool collection!

Measures: 3.6"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $65.00

Z960     Excavated Iron Buttplate for Musket

Description: Here is a very nice excavated iron buttplate for a musket. This one is missing the screws as it typical for excavated examples. The iron is really strong on this example and it would clean up nicely.

Measures: 2.5" x 4.5"

Recovered:  Vicksburg, Mississippi

Price: $40.00 Sale $32.00

Z959     WWI Era Studio Portrait of a Soldier

Description: Here is a nice studio portrait of a WWI soldier. The picture slides in and out of the original green cardboard frame. The original cover measures 6.5" x 11". The picture itself measures 4" x 6" in height. I can't quite tell what unit he was with based on the collar discs. Either way, it's still a nice WWI era photo of a soldier with a campaign hat.

Price: $15.00 Sale $10.00

Z958     CDV of General Rosecrans

Description: CDV of General Rosecrans. This one is full size and has a little foxing.

Backmark: None

Measures: 2.5" x 4"

Price: $30.00 Sale $25.00

Z779     Framed UCV Watercolor Art by L.W. Tucker 1902

Description: Here is a nicely done painting for a soldier. However, this one isn't what the tag reads. The tag at the bottom reads, "Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States Pre Civil War Photo as a Young Man." Either someone was trying to fool the buyer or the photo card was replaced at a later date. This painting is very nice and the picture on the inside could easily be replaced. The artists name L.W. Tucker 1902 is under the painting. There is a little water damage on the upper left corner and the mat has that yellowed age. I think this one would look great with a large cabinet card in the middle showing a CS vet.

Measures: 15.5" x 13.5"

Price: $250.00 Sale $150.00

 

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