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Z1471     Scarce Civil War Carbine Cartridge Box Modified During the Indian War Period (.50/70 Cartridges) Cut Loop Variation

Description: Here is your typical Civil War era cartridge box that was modified by a saddler on the frontier during the Indian War period. This scarce modified box is an excellent example of a rare frontier accoutrement. This box comes fully loaded with (20) .50/70 rifle cartridges held in the original wooden block insert. The shoulder strap buckles have been removed to reduce weight and any possible snagging. The belt loops have been altered for use with the larger prairie belt or a large belt in general. The loops were cut along the middle and a hole was punched on the top and bottom to be joined with a leather thong. The leather thong on this example is obviously modern but illustrates the point. By elongating the belt loop, they were able to quickly adjust the cartridge box anywhere along the belt. This quality work was typically done by a saddler at an outpost. The main body of the box and flap are lightly crazed but are still pliable. The closure tab is intact and supple. The interior flap has intact stitching with typical crazing and it's stamped with a manufacturer's mark. The interior accoutrement pouch is in excellent condition and exhibits very minimal crazing. Not only is this box fully loaded with choice cartridges, it comes with an original .50/70 ammunition packet from 1873. If you are a collector of rare Indian War items, this one is for you!

Price: $975.00 Sale Pending!

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

Z1466     .28 Colt's Patent Root Revolver Bullet Mold

Description: Very nice and scarce .28 bullet mold for the Colt Root Revolver. This one is in decent shape and hasn't been heavily used. The iron slide bar is marked "Colt's Patent." It has a mottled tarnished patina and the bullet cavities are extremely crisp!

Measures: 4.5"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $295.00

 

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

Z1463     Civil War Cap Pouch by H. Haedrich of Phildelphia

Description: Here is a nice Civil War cap box produced by H. Haedrich of Philadelphia. This one still has supple leather and contains the vent pick. The overall stitching is tight and the belt loops are still pliable. The interior wool is missing which is common.

Measures: 3.5" x 4.5"

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $125.00

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

Z1454     Federal Eagle "D" Dragoon Coat Button

Description: This is one of the earlier Dragoon varieties with a scarcer backmark. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" dm with floral motif between words

Measures: 19.59mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice DR206 A23

Price: $125.00

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

Z1451     Federal Eagle "D" Dragoon Coat Button

Description: Nice excavated button that may have been cleaned at one time. The button has a nice even color with an early rmdc Canfield backmark. The stand up shank is intact and the back is slightly pushed.

Backmark: "CANFIELD BRO. & CO / BALTIMORE" rmdc.

Measures: 20.68mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: DR215 A2.

Price: $75.00

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

Y616     Very Rare Confederate .50 Morse Carbine Cartridge

Description: Here is a very scarce .50 cartridge produced by George W. Morse in South Carolina.

Measures:    L 2.145"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No. 193

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: On Layaway!!

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

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

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

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

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

Z1424     Excavated .58 Ball Wiper for Musket

Description: Nice excavated wiper for the M1855 musket. This one is solid and has been cleaned and coated.

Measures: .885" in length

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

Y590     Eley Manufactured 12 Gauge Pinfire Shotshell Headstamped Eley London / 12 / 1861

Description: Very nice pinfire shotgun shell with the desirable "1861" headstamp. This variant is longer than Y586.

Measures:    L 2.448"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $95.00

Z1417     Iron Colt's Patent Hinge Mold for .31 Pocket Revolver (Two Cavity)

Description: Iron hinge mold for the .31 Colt Pocket revolver. This has one cavity for a conical projectile and one for a pistol ball. The cavity interiors are in great shape. The swivel bar on top is missing it's locking screw and is marked "Colt's Patent." The iron of the mold  is solid with a dark patina and light surface rust.

Measures: 5" in length.

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $125.00 SOLD

Y586     Eley Manufactured 12 Gauge Pinfire Shotshell Headstamped Eley London / 12 / 1861

Description: Very nice pinfire shotgun shell with the desirable "1861" headstamp.

Measures:     L 2.210"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $95.00

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

Y580     Original Packet of 12 Percussion Caps as Issued for the .54 Burnside Carbine

Description: Here is a style you don't see everyday. This is an original packet of percussion caps for the Burnside carbine. You see plenty of packs of cartridges for muskets but these are a little rarer.

Measures: 1" x 2.5"

Price: $65.00

Z1416     Lot of Three Confederate Stamps

Description: Here is a lot of three different Confederate Stamps. The first one is known as CS#6 and is unused. The second is known as CS#7 and is used/cancelled. The third one is known as CS#13 and is unused but has the remains of a paper hinge attached to the back.

Price: $45.00 SOLD

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

Y573     .52 Sharps Linen Cartridge for the Sharps Carbine

Description: Perfect example of a .52 Sharps linen cartridge.

Measures:    L 2.091"

Reference: TT#113A

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $165.00

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

Y567     .54 Paper Cartridge for a Pistol

Description: Nice cartridge in excellent condition.

Measures:    L 1.498"

Reference: TT#127A

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

Z1379     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 nice face with some dents and waves from use. The back retains all of the lead solder. Both large brass loops are intact and upright. I have been fortunate enough to find two of these on the market. I have another listed with a better face but the hooks are matching. If only we could have the best of both worlds! I have sold a lot of rare maker marked plates, and I can tell you, this is a rare variant!

Measures: 57mm x 89mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $295.00

Z1377     Excavated Cartridge Box Tins

Description: Here is another item that just doesn't seem to come out of the ground like this anymore. Two of these tins would have gone into a .58 cartridge box. Cartridges would fit in the divided top, as well as in the open compartment underneath. This one was recovered near Cedar Creek and still retains it's shape.

Measures: 5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

Recovered: Cedar Creek, Virginia

Price: $40.00 SOLD

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

Y551     Grouping of Excavated Civil War Bullets

Description: Here is a small grouping of Civil War bullets that came in together. This group includes 4 .577 Enfield bullets with conical cavities. The group also includes 7 .52 Sharps Carbine Bullets. The exact provenance unknown.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $45.00

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

Y549     Lot of 5 Enfield Bullets (Wishing Well Cache)

Description: Here is a lot of 5 Enfield bullets that were once part of the "Wishing Well Cache." A well was discovered outside of Savannah Georgia and was full of bullets. If I recall correctly, there were thousands. This grouping represents one type of bullets recovered from the well.

Recovered: Near Savannah Georgia

Price: $60.00

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

Z1350     Full Box of German 8mm Ammunition Headstamped 1939 with Eagle

Description: Here is a very nice box of German produced ammo made in 1939. There are two clips of 5 rounds that are in excellent condition. These boxes were pretty common at one time but are becoming scarce. This box has a slightly torn top hinge.

Measures: 3" x 3"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $25.00

Z1349    Hand Guard from a US M1840 NCO Sword

Description: Here is an interesting piece. This is a portion of a hand guard from an NCO sword. Judging by the rough edge, this appears to have been ripped off the sword. I guess we'll never know!

Measures: 1.25" x 3.5"

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

Price: $30.00 SOLD

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

Z1321     Excavated Crossed Cannon Hat Insignia Regulation 1858

Description: Very nice set of excavated crossed cannons. This piece is slightly wavy but displays nicely. There are no cracks or repairs and the original attachment loops are missing which is quite common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.25"

Recovered: Franklin, Tennessee

Price: $250.00

Z1319     Excavated Cavalry Crossed Sabers Regulation 1858

Description: Very nice crossed sabers recovered from the Shiloh area. This piece is a little wavy yet intact without any breaks or repairs. This one is missing all the attachment loops which is common on dug examples.

Measures: 1.75" x 3.5"

Recovered: Shiloh

Price: $250.00

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

Z1314     Wrapped Packet of 10 Paper Time Fuses (Watervliet Arsenal)

Description: Nice packet of 10 paper fuses. The best thing about this packet is it's arsenal marking. You don't see that too often. The front of the packet reads, "10 Paper Fuses 14 Sec to an inch. Watervliet Arsenal." I have sold a few dozen of these packs over the years and this is only the second one with an actual arsenal marking.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $195.00

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

Z1309     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. This one still has a small piece of cork on the inside.

Measures: 2"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Y539     .58 Star Cavity Three Ringer in Wood

Description: Here is a very nice star cavity three ringer in wood. This is a decent size piece.

Measures: 12" x 3"

Recovered: Dinwiddie, Virginia

Price: $125.00

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

Z1302     Virginia State Seal Staff Officer's Coat Button

Description: Very nice non excavated Virginia staff officer's button. This is the variant with the large letter "Extra Quality" backmark. The back and shank are slightly pushed.

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm large letters between solid rings

Measures: 22.36mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VA20 unlisted,Tice VA261.A.9

Price: $175.00

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

Z1292     Excavated Brass Sword Belt Plate Keeper

Description: Nice keeper for a sword belt plate without any bends. The outside measurement is 53.9mm and the tongue portion measures 13.15mm. No benchmark present.

Recovered: Fairfax County Virginia Collection

Price: $25.00

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

Y533     Frankford Arsenal .50/70 Bar Anvil Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge with the earlier bar anvil primer.

Measures:    L 2.274"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00

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

Y531     Frankford Arsenal .50/70 Benet Primed Cartridge

Description: Minty cartridge.

Measures:    L 2.265"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $50.00

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

Y526     .56 Billinghurst Requa Battery Gun Cartridge

Description: Original cartridge with some verdigris.

Measures:    L 2.535"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00

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

Y524     .69 Buck n' Ball Cartridge

Description: Excellent and original .69 Buck n' Ball cartridge. This cartridge has a single .69 musketball and 3 .31 buckshot.

Measures:    L 2.308"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $250.00

Y523     .58 Type III William's Cleaner Cartridge

Description: Nice .58 Type III cartridge. This one has spotted paper.

Measures:    L 2.525"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $175.00

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

Y508    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 2.000"

Recovered: Cold Harbor, VA

Price: $65.00

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

Y498     .36 Paper Cartridge for Colt Revolver

Description: Minty .36 cartridge for the .36 Colt revolver. These are getting harder to find.

Measures:    L 1.211

Reference: TT#28

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $125.00

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

Y493     Excavated .44 Henry Rifle Cartridge

Description: This one still has the popular "H" headstamp. You can clearly see two tick marks on the base which means this cartridge was misfired. It may have been the reason it was discarded.

Recovered: Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Price: $30.00

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

Z1275     US Bit Boss from a M1859 Bridle Bit

Description: Nice excavated US bit boss. This one has a dark patina and both pins attached. It has some rust remnants on the backside and may have come out of a trashpit.

Measures: 1.25" x 2"

Recovered: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Price: $40.00

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

Z1266     Regulation 1841 Carbine Sling Buckle and Batwing

Description: Nice excavated carbine sling buckle and batwing from the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area. Both flippers are intact and move freely. This one has a pleasing patina and it's slightly wavy. There is a slight diggers kiss on the outer edge that was done years ago. It is already starting to obtain patina and isn't noticeable but it is mentioned for exactness.

Measures: 50 mm x 84 mm

Recovered: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Price: $125.00

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

Z1258     Federal June 1864 Type II Pattern Cartridge Box (W.H. Wilkinson /G.T. Woodbury Sub Inspector)

Description: Here is an outstanding example of a June 1864 pattern cartridge box. This is the best one I have seen in years. The face is embossed US within an oval and there is a very crisp sub inspector mark of G.T. Woodbury. The inner flap and pocket are in great shape. The interior flap is marked W.H.Wilkinson. Both Jappaned buckles are still firmly attached and the stitching is excellent! The original tins are inside and still shiny. This box must have been tucked away for many years. Unfortunately, my nicer camera and lighting system is down. The pictures don't do this one justice. The leather is still pliable and the top flap has minute crazing. If you like excellent leather, this one may be for you!

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $595.00

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

Y484     English Manufactured .577 Enfield Cartridge for the P-1853 Rifle

Description:  Here is a nice cartridge for the P-1853 Enfield 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 is in fantastic shape!

Measures:    L 3.116"

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

Y481     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (Headstamped "D" for Dominion Cartridge Company) 1886+

Description: Nice cartridge with a clear "D" headstamp.

Measures:    D 1.545"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00

Y480     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .50/70 Cartridge

Description: Nice patina with a very very slight dent on one side.

Measures:    L 2.253"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Y479     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. This would make a great addition to any firearms collection!

Measures:    L 1.975"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

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

Z1256     Late 18th / Early 19th Century Priming/Powder Horn

Description: Here is a nice little priming horn that came out of a local estate a few weeks ago. The patina on this one is great and the pictures are a little brighter than the actual example. This one has a cap tacked into the inside of one end and the plug is missing. This would make a nice addition to any early American collection!

Measures: 7.5" x 2"

Price: SOLD

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

Z1239     Confederate Script "C" Cavalry Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated script "C" cavalry button. This one has a nice pleasing patina. The only issue with this button is the shank is bent over but still intact. There are no cracks and the face is perfect!

Backmark: "S. ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO. / (dot) LONDON (dot) / 71. JERMYN. ST." dm  outer ring of dots, inner solid ring.

Measures: 22.47mm

Recovered: Orange, Virginia

Price: $395.00

Y451     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Carbine Cartridge

Description: Nice benet primed cartridge for the .45/70 carbine. This one is headstamped C / 3 / 80 / F.

Measures:    L 2.541"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $45.00

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

Z1223     Federal 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Stud Hooks)

Description: Here is another dug buckle from Antietam/Sharpsburg. This is the earlier type with the rounded studs on the back. Unfortunately, I don't know which area near Sharpsburg this one was recovered.

Measures: 54mm x 87mm

Recovered: Antietam, Maryland

Price: $150.00

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

Z1214     Two Bladed Medical Fleam by C. Gregory of England

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. One of the blades is clearly marked C. Gregory who was an English manufacturer of medical utensils.

Measures: 1" x 3"

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $50.00 SOLD

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

Z1208     Civil War Carbine Sling Swivel

Description:  Here is a decent maker marked carbine sling swivel. This one is marked, "O.B. North & Co. / New Haven Ct." This one has a very bright finish and is in working order. There are a few light rust spots on the clip which would clean up easily. There is one portion of the larger bar that is a little crusty with iron.

Measures: 3" x 8.75"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00

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

Z1180     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated eagle Cavalry button. This one still has a good bit of gold left in the right places. The stand up shank is intact and there is still a bit of thread left. There are no dents, cracks, or pushes on this example.

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

Measures: 20.62mm

Recovered: Petersburg, Va.

Price: $90.00

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

Z1176     Regulation 1841 Carbine Sling Buckle

Description: Here is a nice excavated carbine sling buckle. This one is intact and the flippers are frozen in place. The middle bar is slightly bent and the outer end edges are slightly wavy.

Measures: 51mm x 85mm

Recovered: Wilderness, Virginia

Price: $95.00

Z1172     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is another great excavated eagle breastplate. This one has a pleasing brown patina on the face. The back is in fantastic condition and both iron loops are still in place.

Measures: 64mm

Recovered: Spotsylvania Courthouse

Price: $195.00

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

Z1166     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is a very nice eagle breastplate recovered from a hospital site in Cold Harbor, Va. This one still has both of the iron loops which are solid. The back retains nearly all of the lead solder and there is one rust burr in the very middle. The face has a very nice patina and the plate is flat as can be! It's getting harder and hard to find plates like this today!

Measures: 64mm

Recovered: Cold Harbor / Field Hospital

Price: $195.00

Y439     British Regulation .45 Cylindrical Whitworth Cartridge Woolwich Arsenal

Description: Here is a nice cartridge. This specific type was produced at the Woolwich Arsenal. The bullet is housed in the larger section of the cartridge and the small end holds the powder charge. This one still has the green band and most of the pull tab intact. At one time, this cartridge was given a light coating of shellac which is quite common on old cartridges.

Measures:    L 4.766

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 No 624

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $375.00

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

Z1146     .58 Socket Bayonet for Model 1855, 61, and 63 Muskets with Leather Scabbard

Description: Here is a nice bayonet and scabbard combination. The socket bayonet is lightly marked US. The metal Has a pleasing brown patina along the entire length of the blade. The socket end still has some brightness to it and some tape residue from where a tag was at one time. The locking ring moves freely and is in great shape. The scabbard has 8 rivets holding it together. This is known as the 1861 type III and they were introduced in 1862. The scabbard is intact and the belt loop is pliable. There is some crazing throughout the scabbard along it's length. The scabbard tip is intact and the stitching along the back is strong. The leather is a little weak where the loop attaches to the scabbard as is common. There are a few small tears to the leather around the top rivet on the belt loop. This would make an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.

Measures 23" in length.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $275.00

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

Z1115     Rhode Island State Seal Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice Rhode Island state seal button that could be cleaned up a little more. There is plenty of gilt left under the dirt. The stand up shank is intact and there are no pushes, cracks, etc.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 22.83mm

Recovered: Middletown, Maryland (Maryland 1862 Campaign)

Price: $85.00

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

Y368     .69 British Sea Service Bullet

Description: Very nice bullet associated with Louisiana Troops!

Measures:    D .667  L 1.029  C .368

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $100.00

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

Z1087     Currency, CSA $10.00 Note, February 17th 1864, Series 1, Plate G (Horses Pulling Cannons)

Description: Nice $10.00 bill showing use. This one has some folds vertically and horizontally but is free of pinholes. This is probably the most popular Confederate note we sell due to the image on the face!

Measures: 3" x 7"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $45.00 Sale $36.00

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

Y366     Lot of 20 Carved/Whittled Civil War Bullets

Description: Here is a very nice lot of 20 carved Civil War bullets. Each one is different in its own way. Carved bullets come in a variety of shapes!

Recovered: Misc. Camps & Battlefields

Price: $60.00

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

Y362     .56 Billinghurst Requa Battery Gun Cartridge

Description: Here is a nice cartridge for the .56 Billinghurst Requa Battery Gun. This particular gun held 25 of these cartridges within a hinged clip. Upon firing, all cartridges would fire at once. This was cleaned at one time and has "56 Requa Volly Gun" written on the side which can be removed if desired.

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $115.00

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

Z1036     Lot of Three Excavated Musket Tools.

Description: This lot consists of two M1842/42 musket tools and the majority of an Austrian Lorenz tool.

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

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

Z1013     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: $30.00

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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