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William Preston Mayfield Real Photo Postcard of an Airfield
Lot # 329 - William Preston Mayfield Real Photo Postcard of an Airfield
A real photo postcard of a man riding a foot-powered early balloon. The image was taken by photographer William Preston Mayfield ca. 1910. Measures 5.5 x 3.5 in.
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Regency Sterling Armorial Coffee Pot
Lot # 80 - Regency Sterling Armorial Coffee Pot
English, 1813. A sterling silver coffee pot with wooden handle by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, having a hinged lid surmounted by an urn finial and fluted body with an engraved armorial, on a raised, round foot. Impressed maker's mark, standard, city, date and duty marks on body, partial marks on lid interior, and incised on underside 7 / 563 19" 14 ht / WI (?); oah. 8 in., approximate silver wt. (including handle) 19.823ozt (616.5g).
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*Ruger M-77 MkII Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 647 - *Ruger M-77 MkII Bolt Action Rifle
.243 Winchester caliber, 19" barrel, S/N 785-20201. Checkered walnut Mannlicher stock; 7x33 Leopold scope. Leather sling.
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*Remington Model 870LW Shotgun
Lot # 874 - *Remington Model 870LW Shotgun
20 gauge, 24" barrel, S/N W721256U. Blue finish, checkered walnut stock with soft rubber buttpad.
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*Winchester Model 64 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 752 - *Winchester Model 64 Lever Action Rifle
.219 zipper caliber, 23" barrel, S/N 1376806. Blue finish, walnut stock.
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Lewis Carroll, <i>Rhyme? and Reason?</i> and <i>Hunting of the Snark</i>
Lot # 29 - Lewis Carroll, Rhyme? and Reason? and Hunting of the Snark
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll). The Hunting of the Snark. New Rochelle (NY): Peter Pauper Press, [1933]. 8vo, batik covered boards, 80pp. One of 275 (not numbered). Includes circular for the book which describes it: "A Peter Pauper Press publication with illustrations in color by Edward A. Wilson. Hand set in Goudy Kaatskill and Deepdeene italic; printed on a sea-foam Strathmore paper with Snarks between stanzas; and bound in a gayly colored batik with green linen backbone. Gold top; gold stamping... An amusing and distinguished Christmas gift book." (Also includes gift tag "From John / To Daddy.")

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll). Rhyme? and Reason? London: Macmillan and Co., 1883. 12mo, green cloth, gilt spine, gilt borders on front and back boards, gilt illustration on front, yellow page edges, 214pp, 1p ads. In slipcase,
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[Famous People] Two Views of Funeral Processions, Including Gov. & Gen. John W. Geary
Lot # 179 - [Famous People] Two Views of Funeral Processions, Including Gov. & Gen. John W. Geary
Lot of 2, including a view of a funeral procession down a snow-covered street, identified in pencil on verso, Market St. Harrisburg / Obsequies of Gen. Geary.  John W. Geary (1819-1873) served in a remarkable variety of leadership positions; he was elected the 1st Mayor of San Francisco (1850-1851), the 3rd Territorial Governor of Kansas (1856-57), and the 16th Governor of Pennsylvania (1867-1873), and during the Civil War raised two regiments of Pennsylvania Infantry and rose to the rank of brevet major general.  The other view is unidentified, but shows a very large group gathered for what seems to be the funeral of a politician or military leader, with at least two large American Flags visible in the crowd.  Both views lacking photographer's credit.
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**British Enfield No.4 MKII Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 218 - **British Enfield No.4 MKII Bolt Action Rifle
.303 British caliber, 25" barrel, S/N A 9633. Walnut stock, canvas sling,  CAI Import marked on barrel.
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*Ruger SP101 Revolver
Lot # 824 - *Ruger SP101 Revolver
.357 magnum caliber, 3" barrel, S/N 570-86831. Stainless finish with rubber/plastic grips. In original box with paperwork.
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<i>Danckerts</i> Maps of France and the United Kingdom
Lot # 109 - Danckerts Maps of France and the United Kingdom
Dutch, 17th century. Three framed maps of Galliae Tabula vulgo Royaume de France (Kingdom of France), Angliae Regni et Walliae Principatus (Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales), and Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae (England, Scotland, and Ireland); 20 x 23.5 in. (sight of largest).
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CSA Lieutenant Tho. E. Shands, 5th VA Co. C, Letter Authorizing James Donnan to Collect <i>All the Money due to [him]</i>, From the Law Firm of James & Alexander Donnan Papers
Lot # 59 - CSA Lieutenant Tho. E. Shands, 5th VA Co. C, Letter Authorizing James Donnan to Collect All the Money due to [him], From the Law Firm of James & Alexander Donnan Papers
1 pp. document granting James Donnan the right to collect all money due to CSA Liuet, Thomas E. Shands. Dated September 24, 1863. The document reads: 

I hereby authorize and empower Alexander Donnan as my attorney to collect for paymaster Charles Wallach, or from the CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, all money which may be due to me as Private in Co. C 5th Virginia Battalion and as Lieut in same Co. and I authorize him to grant all proper receipts for the same.

Given under my hand & Seal this the 28th of Septr 1864

Tho. E. Shands (Seal)

City of Petersburg to wit
This day Thomas E. Shands personally appeared before me and acknowledged the foregoing as his act & deed.

Given under my hand this the 28th of September 1864
John Mann Notary Public


THOMAS E. SHANDS enlisted 7/24/1861 at Fort Powhatan as Private in Company C 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 5/1/1862. 

MAJOR CHARLES S. WALLACH was Post Quarter Master at Petersburg. He opened his paymaster's window on Sycamore Street near Lombard in downtown Petersburg. 


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