Lot 8    

Wabash Rail Way Work Gang Tintype,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
on a railroad with 2 hand cars, one of which has "Wabash Rail Way" on side, 4.5" x 6.6".

Old yellowed over varnish & minor scratches.
Est $150 - $250
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American Eagle Hilt Sabre,
Lot # 129 - American Eagle Hilt Sabre,
circa 1830-40. Not marked, but in the style of F.W. Widman of Philadelphia. Hilt parts of gilded brass, the pommel a "weeping" eagle, with carved bone grip, and elaborately cast knucklebow and planchette of a relief eagle. The blade, with an unstoppered 3/4 fuller, acid etched and blued, and deco... > Item Details
Eagle Hilt  Artillery Officer's Sabre,
Lot # 130 - Eagle Hilt Artillery Officer's Sabre,
circa 1805. A "five ball" example, similar to those made in England during this period. Hilt of gilded cast brass, with a "weeping" eagle pommel. Blade with unstoppered 3/4 fuller, blued and acid etched, with one side decorated with "Warranted" ribbon, American, shield-breasted eagle and "E Plurib... > Item Details
Walnut Hepplewhite Chest,
Lot # 574 - Walnut Hepplewhite Chest,
with 2 over 3 graduated drawers having incised cock-beaded edges, paneled sides and 2 board nailed back on nicely turned feet, 43.25" wide x 19" deep x 41.25" high. Secondary wood is poplar. > Item Details
Civil War Archive of J.R. Dow, 31st OVI,
Lot # 262 - Civil War Archive of J.R. Dow, 31st OVI,
Co. H. 281 war date letters, (75 post-war), April 1861-1883. One the mainstay regiments in the western theatre, the 31st Ohio saw more than its share of action in Kentucky and Tennessee before joining Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas. John R. Dow, a teenaged blacksmith from Chatham (or F... > Item Details
Photographs from a Cabinet and Coffin Maker,
Lot # 27 - Photographs from a Cabinet and Coffin Maker,
from Johnsville, N.Y., cabinet shop of Hayns & Smith. Interesting montage of 14 albumen photographs and one illustrated newspaper clipping. Central image (6.5" x 10") of the exterior of the shop with wares on display including the undertaker's horse-drawn hearse; other images are of different piec... > Item Details
Early Indian Captivity Narrative,
Lot # 304 - Early Indian Captivity Narrative,
plus early Indian Biography, lot of 2. Johnston, Charles. "A Narrative of the Incidents Attending the Capture, Detention, and Ransom of Charles Johnston,..." 1827, New York: J. & J. Harper. 12mo, paper covered boards, 264 pp. [Howes J158] AND Drake, Samuel. "Indian Biography, Containing the Lives o... > Item Details
Simon Kenton Signed Receipt,
Lot # 445 - Simon Kenton Signed Receipt,
ANS by Simon Kenton on one side, 26 Feb. 1801, witnessed by Benjamin Bayles. Kentucky tax blind stamp in upper corner. Document on verso signed by John Kenton and other early Kentuckians. All signatures including Kenton's are bold. > Item Details
Large Albumen Photo of C.S.A. surgeon general,
Lot # 214 - Large Albumen Photo of C.S.A. surgeon general,
measuring 10 x 12"of a dignified Major identified as “Col. William Maffitt Post, Surgeon Confederate Army -- Owned Chantilly a large Northern Virginia farm” on backboard. Likely a war date photo, though writing appears to be contemporary with several “September 31, 1956” stamped dates that coincide ... > Item Details
Early Hawaiian Grammar,
Lot # 307 - Early Hawaiian Grammar,
Bishop, A., Rev. "Hawaiian Phrase Book." 1871, 2nd ed. Honolulu: Henry M. Whitney, 120pp. 16mo, cloth with leather spine. The Rev. Artemas Bishop arrived in Hawaii (The Sandwich Islands) on the "James" in April of 1823. > Item Details
New Mexico Military Institute Ephemera
Lot # 389 - New Mexico Military Institute Ephemera
lot of 4. Includes a felt banner, red field with black edging and block letters "NEW MEXICO/MILITARY INSTITUTE" in center and shield device in upper left corner with gilt edging and crossed cavalry sabers in lower right with "43" and black edging, 34.75" wide x 17.25" high; PLUS a silver Id. bracel... > Item Details
CDV of CSA New Orlean's Enlisted Men,
Lot # 200 - CDV of CSA New Orlean's Enlisted Men,
lot of 2. Includes print of an unidentified artillery captain, backmarked Anderson's New Orleans studio. We have seen other prints of this photograph that are tinted with colors of artillery unit. Enough of his buckle shows enough to suggest Louisiana unit. A cartridge box is visible at his elbow, h... > Item Details
F. Willerding, Evansville, Ind. Long Rifle,
Lot # 142 - F. Willerding, Evansville, Ind. Long Rifle,
signed on top of 36" octagonal barrel, lock plate marked "Jas. Golcher", walnut stock with brass and pewter mounts, 34 caliber, total length 52.25". > Item Details
Slave Sale Receipt, 1792 North Carolina,
Lot # 105 - Slave Sale Receipt, 1792 North Carolina,
1 Sept. 1792. Receipt for sale of "...a certain Negro Woman & child named Betty & Dick & all her future increases..." to one John Castellow. Unusual in that the sale was for the price of 220 Spanish milled "dowlers" [sic] (dollars). 7.5 x 12.5", boldly written with somewhat non-standard spelling (c... > Item Details
Id'd New Hampshire Made Silver Hilt Sword by Samuel Drowne,
Lot # 125 - Id'd New Hampshire Made Silver Hilt Sword by Samuel Drowne,
(1749-1815). A fine circa 1780 hunting sword with roped ivory grip topped by a finely executed silver (likely coin) eagle's head grasping an iron link chain looped to a silver guard decorated with simple stamped flourishes. Blade with double 3/4 length fullers, and decorated on both sides near the ... > Item Details
James Madison Signed Land Grant,
Lot # 420 - James Madison Signed Land Grant,
partially printed,folio on vellum, October 14, 1815. Granting land to Benjamin Boardman of Jeffersonville (Ohio). Boldly signed by Madison, with attached wafer seal. > Item Details
Springfield Flintlock Musket,
Lot # 236 - Springfield Flintlock Musket,
a two band, cadet version, lock with eagle over "US" and "Springfield 1826" at rear of hammer and at breech; barrel with "S.M.CO" at breech on right side, inspector's marks "PT" in front of trigger guard,"S" in severalplaces, two inspector's cartouches on stock. > Item Details
Johnson Martially Marked Flintlock Pistol,
Lot # 139 - Johnson Martially Marked Flintlock Pistol,
single shot 53 caliber pistol, marked on lock plate "U.S./R. Johnson/Middn Conn/1837". Reconverted from percussion, 8.5" barrel total length 14", walnut stock. > Item Details
Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
Lot # 591 - Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
on paper, of a young man on paper wearing a black frock coat, white shirt with ruffled throat; 2.75" x 3.5", matted & framed in fine reproduction mount, 6.25" x 7". > Item Details
Jointed Teddy Bear,
Lot # 502 - Jointed Teddy Bear,
early 20th century, with glass eyes, 11" high, ocher colored plush coat. > Item Details
Decorated Fireplace Bellows,
Lot # 783 - Decorated Fireplace Bellows,
lot of 2, both early 19th century turtleback type with stenciled polychrome painting. Includes a 17.5" long example with flower basket decoration & brass nozzle; AND an 11.5" long example with flower basket in gilt & brass nozzle. > Item Details
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