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WP 1. Large Civil War Era Bowie Knife with Antler Handle.

This cool looking blade was consigned to me by a collector in Texas. It measures 16″ in total length. The blade alone measures 10.75″. Metal surfaces are smooth with a nice patina. Classic clipped tip. Marked on cross guard “SCHLOSSER” and on the blade “BROEG RAVENSBURG”. The antler handle is well fitted and tight. This is a sturdy knife, spine is 1/4″ thick.

$1995.00

 

WP 2. Blaise Pradel Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword and Scabbard with Engraved Blade.

This superb Louisiana Officer’s sword is in untouched condition. The leather grip and braided wire wrap are totally original and showing only moderate wear. Brass guard and brass fittings on scabbard have a matching, deep mustard patina. Note split pommel which is characteristic of Pradel swords. The blade is magnificent featuring a sharply engraved Pelican with a Confederate Battle Flag and a First National Flag on either side and “C” and “S” on each end designating Confederate States. The other side is also engraved with tendrils and war trophies. Scabbard is in very good condition with some areas of surface loss and wear but no repairs or issues. This extremely rare sword is photographed at the bottom of page 248 in Shannon Pritchard’s “Collecting The Confederacy” reference book.

$14,500.00

 

WP 3. Hollis and Sons Pistol retailed by Hyde and Goodrich of New Orleans .50 Cal.

Scarce pistol from a renowned Southern Retailer. Imported from the English firm “Richard Hollis and Sons”. Most likely carried by a Confederate soldier or officer. Condition is very good with engraving on German Silver parts including lock plate and trigger guard. Top of barrel engraved in script “HYDE & GOODRICH”. Underside of barrel is stamped date of “1861” amongst British proof marks. Action works though not very crisply. Note belt hook and swivel ramrod. Stock is in good condition with checkered grips and some minor scuffs. Hyde and Goodrich was also a noted retailer of British Tranter revolvers that were purchased by Confederate officers.

$2995.00 HOLD J.G.

 

WP 4. Boyle Gamble & Co. Marked Foot Officer’s Sword.

Original leather grip and wire in flawless condition. Ornate brass guard is untouched with a deep patina. Blade is narrow straight type with graying patina and minor peppering. Faint “Boyle Gamble & Co.” maker mark etched on ricasso. No etching visible on blade.

$2995.00

 

WP 5. First Model 1848 Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 Cal. Martially Marked.

A very good example with all matching serial #6388 on all parts including the wedge. Assembly # 461 on loading lever which is correct on this model. Military sub inspector mark “N” on cylinder and frame with “U.S.”. Marked “K” on trigger guard. Sharp Colt’s Patent address on top of barrel. Cylinder scene completely worn though serial # visible. Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanics work. Good bore. Walnut grips are original and in good condition with typical wear. I can barely make out part of the outline of an oval inspectors cartouche on one side. Most of these early dragoon revolvers saw hard service. This one is in better than average condition.

$6995.00

 

WP 6. Confederate Third Model Morse Cavalry Carbine .50 Cal.

Only about 1000 of these unique weapons were produced. Almost all of them for the State Militia of South Carolina. Invented by George Washington Morse in Nashville TN. prior to the war and produced by the State Military works in Greeneville SC. using machinery captured at Harpers Ferry. Designed to use a self contained brass cartridge that was reusable. This particular gun is in good overall condition. Matching serial # 447. Totally original with the exception of the sliding latch on top of the breech which is a replacement. Breech, hammer and trigger mechanism works. Brass frame and parts all display a rich untouched patina. Barrel has a plum colored attic patina. Many collectors prefer these uncleaned guns. Ramrod and cleaning jag are original. Stock is in good condition with service wear but no repairs.

$16,500.00

 

WP 7. Minty US M-1850 Field and Staff Officer’s Sword and Scabbard by Ames dated 1862.

Classic example. Original sharkskin grip and wire wrap. Ornate brass guard and scabbard fittings cleaned to bright. Blade is flat mint and mirror like with original factory lustre. The etching is frosty and sharp featuring classic Ames patriotic motifs (US and Eagle) with war trophies and tendrils. Ricasso is etched on one side with “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.” and dated 1862 over inspector stamp “L.D.” (L. Dustin 1861-63) on the other. Steel scabbard has brass mounts and throat is stamped “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS.”. Condition of scabbard matches the sword. . 

$2450.00

 

WP 8. US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. Martially Marked.

Matching serial #118007 on all parts, including the wedge. Condition is very good with smooth metal surfaces. Military sub inspector stamps present on cylinder and frame. No factory finish or case colors evident. Mechanics are sharp. Gun is tight. Naval battle cylinder scene is quite legible. Walnut grips are original, each one stamped with a US Military Inspectors Cartouche. They exhibit light service wear near the edges. If you are looking for a solid American Civil War Colt Army that saw service but still has condition, here it is.

$2595.00

 

WP 9. US M-1840 Cavalry Officers Saber and Scabbard.

Rare French imported saber. Blade is very bright, smooth and finely etched with Federal eagle, cannon, flags, coat of arms and scroll work. Dark gray rayskin grip is in superb condition  and is 100% original.  This saber was made at the Klingethal Arsenal in Alsace, France. Very fine dark brown finished metal scabbard with brass mounts and drag.  This exact sword type is pictured in “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Swords” by John Thillmann.  See page 259 “saber I” and an outlined description of the “Saber I” on page 258.  There is a DeLacour and Becker stamp on the guard, a Paris assembler and retailer of swords, 1850’s and 1860’s.

$3650.00

 

WP 10. US M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. Martially Marked with Holster.

This revolver and holster could have been carried by a soldier on either side. Revolver is in good condition. Mostly smooth metal surfaces with some areas of pitting notably on one side of cylinder. All matching serial # 78243 (except wedge, which is not marked). Cylinder rotation and trigger mechanism works. Clear Hartford Colt patent address on barrel. Cylinder scene is weak but partially discernible. Note military sub inspector markings on barrel, frame and trigger guard. Stamped “U.S.” over “COLT’S PATENT” on frame below cylinder. Grips are in good condition and retain most of their original varnish. Condition of holster matches the gun and has supple leather and intact closure tab. Worn through at the tip.

SOLD

 

WP 11. Classic Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife.

Nice looking knife with a smooth blade and original oak or ash wooden grip. Blade has some minor nicks. 

SOLD

 

WP 12. M-1855 Colt Root Pocket Revolver .28 Cal.

High quality little gun with some original factory blue finish. Early serial # 11068. Strong barrel address and good cylinder scene of Indian attacking settlers. Mechanics are tight. Original walnut grips are also in good condition.

$2450.00

 

WP 13. Dug US M-1842 Socket Bayonet .69 Cal. found on Kennesaw Mountain GA. Battlefield.

Good condition. Found many years ago on private property.

SOLD

 

WP 14. US M-1861 Bridesburg Contract Rifle Musket .58 Cal. with Bayonet.

Good overall condition for a gun that saw a lot of combat. Untouched attic patina. Lock is dated 1863 and functions properly. Bore is completely worn. One barrel band appears replaced. Bayonet matches the gun. Note Christian fish symbols carved into both sides of butt stock.

$1150.00

 

WP 15. Dug US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver from the November 1864 Franklin TN. Battlefield, Loaded and Capped.

Rare find from a dreadful and historic battle. Most likely plowed up or found during development. Almost fully loaded, and note brass percussion caps on nipples. This is a top notch dug Colt Army. Provenance is verbal. Turned up by Tom Hays of Murfreesboro TN.

HOLD R.H.

 

MS 1. Rare Confederate Telegraph sent to General Robert E. Lee by General R.L. Anderson.

Excellent condition and clearly written in brown ink on official Confederate States of America Telegraph Paper. The message describes Yankees pillaging and burning crops along the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester. Nicely framed with UV filtering glass and archival materials.

$3650.00

 

MS 2. US M-1858 “Bullseye” Canteen with Leather Strap and Maker Marked.

Very good condition with most of its fabric cover intact. Marked on spout “D.J. HALL ROHRMANN”. Of particular interest is the fine leather strap with adjuster buckle. Possibly Confederate made. Strap has separated but can easily be re-sewn. This canteen surfaced in North Carolina. Ex. Warren Vestal collection.

SOLD

 

MS 3. Dug Reading Glasses and Case found in a Confederate Camp.

Remarkable condition. Dug by the late Steve Mullinax. Comes with his tag that states “Found at a Confederate Campsite on Hare Rd. near Willis Church VA. Nov. 28, 1968”. I mean, how cool is this relic?

$450.00

 

MS 4. Dug Pair of Richmond Arsenal Spurs found near the Kennesaw Mountain GA. Battlefield.

The most commonly encountered Richmond Spur variant. Great condition. Both found in close proximity and no doubt a matching pair. 

$595.00 HOLD

 

MS 5. Dug Pair of Richmond Arsenal Spurs found in CS General Rosser’s Cavalry Camp near Stony Creek VA.

Dug together by my friend Wallace Markert back in the 1980’s. Superb condition and perfectly matching with a dark slick patina.

SOLD

 

MS 6. Dug Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Spur produced by the Memphis Novelty Works.

Fantastic condition and patina. Classic CS marked Leech and Rigdon pattern. Found back in the 1970’s along General Braxton Bragg’s Duck River line. Shelbyville TN.

$1995.00 

 

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Sword/Saber Belt Buckle.

This “Coin Style” CS buckle is an absolute beauty. Found together, not a marriage. Provenance of Vicksburg, MS. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 38, plate # 054 for a similar example. It is thought that these buckles were produced in Jackson or Columbus MS.

$3450.00

 

CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Confederate “Standard” Frame Buckle in remarkable condition with an untouched pea green patina. A relic of the June, 1864 Kennesaw Mountain Campaign. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates, page 99, plate # 173 for a similar example.

$595.00 HOLD J.G.

 

CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Rare Confederate “Heavy” Frame Buckle in flawless condition with a slick green patina. These buckles have a beveled edge and are very thick. Found near Bovina Mississippi. See Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates reference book, page 97, Plate # 170 for a similar example.

$795.00

 

CSBP 4. Dug Confederate Cavalry Carbine Sling Buckle.

Rare buckle in superb condition. For reference see page 100, Plate 174 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Buckles and Plates” book for an identical example. A relic of the June, 1864 Kennesaw Mountain Campaign. 

$495.00 HOLD J.G.

 

CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This unusual variant is tall and thick with beveled edges. Smooth pea green patina. Very good condition with some minor service bends. Found on the May, 1863 Chancellorsville VA. Battlefield (private property). See Dr. Lon Keim’s “Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates” reference book, page 191, Plate # 306 for a similar example.

$595.00

 

CSBP 6. Confederate/British Imported “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Rare style with squared loops and unusual snake. Non excavated example.

$295.00

 

CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle Wreath.

Richmond Arsenal product. Note beveled edges on neck between loop and wreath. This type will fit the rare “Script CS” tongue as well as other Richmond variants. Found in the yard of an old house in Maine. No doubt brought there as a war trophy.

$950.00

 

CSBP 8. Dug Confederate/British Imported “Snake” Belt Buckle.

This unusual buckle is a documented find in several Confederate camp and battle sites. Someone out there has the keeper. For reference see page 112, Plate 198 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Buckles and Plates” book for an identical example. Provenance uncertain.

$395.00 HOLD R.B.

 

MS 7. Dug Confederate Cavalry Spur found on the 1863 Brandy Station VA. Battlefield.

Scarce type, most likely a civilian pattern. Condition is excellent with intact iron rowell. Pea green patina.

$275.00

 

MS 8. Dug Confederate Cavalry Spur. Rare Variant with Long Neck.

Most likely produced by a small Southern contractor. High quality spur with inserted shaft for rowell. I cannot remember where this one was dug unfortunately.

$275.00

 

MS 10. Dug Pair of Richmond Arsenal Spurs found in CS General Rosser’s Cavalry Camp near Stony Creek VA.

Another matching pair of Confederate spurs dug together by my friend Wallace Markert back in the 1980’s. This variant is well documented and has a tubular neck.

$450.00

 

MS 11. Dug US M-1859 “Gutterback” Spur Modified by Confederate Trooper.

Found by Warren Vestal in a Confederate Camp near Greensboro NC. Trooper cut down the arms and modified the spur to be permanently attached to his boot. It took some serious file work and time which this soldier evidently had in camp. Cool relic.

$95.00

 

MS 12. Dug Confederate Cavalry Spur. Finely made, Southern Arsenal.

Known variant. Found only in Confederate Cavalry sites. Very well made spur in fantastic condition with intact iron rowell. Found in Northern VA. Ex. Bob Scates collection.

SOLD

 

MS 13. Dug Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Cavalry Spur found on the 1863 Brandy Station VA. Battlefield.

Nice example with mostly intact iron rowell.

$295.00

 

ART 1. Dug US 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell.

Designed for use in the 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Excellent condition with excellent Schenkl Percussion Fuse. 1861 Patent Address is clearly legible. Provenance uncertain.

$550.00

 

ART 2. Dug CS/US 12 lb. Shot from Kennesaw Mtn. GA.

A very nice example. Used to break up masses of enemy troops, destroy opposing artillery and shatter fortifications. Fired from 12 pounder Napoleons and Howitzers. This shot was dug many years ago by Jack Bell.

$250.00

 

ART 3. Dug US 3.8″ James Bolt from Vicksburg MS.

Excellent condition with sharp edges on the ribs and only minor pitting. The bolts are much more scarce than the shells and were used to shatter enemy fortifications and artillery.

$1350.00 HOLD C.S.

 

ART 4. Excavated Confederate Grenade found at the Selma Arsenal.

The finest quality example I have seen. Note crude mold seam. Found decades ago in the Alabama River at the site of the Selma Arsenal.

$1495.00 HOLD J.S.

 

ART 5. Dug CS/US 12 lb. Shot from Kennesaw Mtn. GA.

Very good condition with only minor pitting. Used to break up masses of enemy troops, destroy opposing artillery and shatter fortifications. Fired from 12 pounder Napoleons and Howitzers. This shot was found many years ago on private property adjacent to the Kennesaw Mtn. Battlefield.

$250.00

 

ART 6. Dug Confederate Bormann Time Fuse.

Scarce fuse, fully intact and un-punched. Note high lip with no threads. Provenance unknown.

$350.00

 

ART 7. Dug CS/US 6 lb. Shot.

Very good condition with very minor pitting. Used to break up masses of enemy troops, destroy opposing artillery and shatter fortifications. Fired from the 6 pounder Gun which was prior to the Civil War, the backbone of US Field Artillery. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00

 

ART 8. Dug and Sectioned US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot.

Designed for use in the 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Clearly shows shrapnel in pitch matrix as well as time fuse adapter and powder chamber. Provenance uncertain.

$350.00

 

ART 9. Group of Excavated Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

Found many years ago in the Savannah River at the site of the Augusta Powder Works.

$25.00 ea.

 

ART 10. Excavated Confederate “Rains” Grenade found at the Augusta Powder Works.

A very slick example, one of the best known. Note crude mold seam. Designed by Gabriel Rains who conducted operations at the Augusta Powder Works arsenal. Though very similar to the Federal “Ketchum” grenade, the Rains grenade was propelled by a three foot long fabric sling that was fitted through a wooden tail. The fuse was a percussion type activated by a plunger. Note zinc washer at the nose and remnant of wood in the rear.

SOLD

 

ART 11. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Iron Sideloader” Case Shot.

Deadly projectile packed full of shrapnel and fired from 12 pounder Napoleons and Howitzers. This one is in excellent condition. Found by Wallace Markert near the Weldon Railroad battlefield.

$595.00

 

ART 12. Dug US 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell.

Designed for use in the 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Good condition with excellent Schenkl Percussion Fuse. 1861 Patent Address is clearly legible. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

 

ART 13. Dug CS/US 12 lb. Shot from Kennesaw Mtn. GA.

Absolutely mint excavated condition. Used to break up masses of enemy troops, destroy opposing artillery and shatter fortifications. Fired from 12 pounder Napoleons and Howitzers. This shot was dug decades ago by Jack Bell who wrote the reference book: “Heavy Explosive Ordnance of the American Civil War”.

$275.00

 

ART 14. Dug US 20 lb. (3.67″) Parrott Percussion Fused Case Shot.

Good looking shell with more surface scale than pitting. Intact zinc percussion fuse anvil cap with spanner holes. Apparently dropped, not fired. Provenance uncertain.

$350.00

 

WW 1. Fantastic Grouping of Omaha Beach War Relics found by Nigel Flitter on the 30th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasions. June 6th, 1974. 

These artifacts were carefully collected back in 1974 (when you could still find things) by Nigel Flitter, an Englishman who had an interest in WW II, and attended the memorial services on the 30th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasions (June, 1974). He found a very nice German M-1840 Helmet in the dunes that still retains remnants of a decal and original paint. There is a fragment of an American Landing Craft that he found on the beach, a fragment of a concrete German Bunker and a section of German barbed wire to round things out, each has a detailed label with exact provenance as he found them. Just imagine the drama witnessed by these mute participants on that fateful day, June 6th, 1944, “Bloody Omaha”. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$2495.00

 

WW 2. German M-40 KIA Combat Helmet completely penetrated by a large Shell Fragment. Demyansk Pocket, Eastern Front.

This unfortunate soldier of the Reich was no doubt killed instantly by a large shell or mortar fragment that pierced his helmet and blew through the other side. The kinetic energy alone would have caused his head to disintegrate. A grisly relic of the 1942 Demyansk Pocket battles on the Eastern Front. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

SOLD

 

WW 3. M-1 US Army Captain’s Helmet. World War II. 

Great example with original paint and Captain’s Bars. No liner. Provenance uncertain, but most likely European Theater. Ex Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$350.00

 

WW 4. Bullet Struck KIA Japanese Army Helmet. 

Good condition. Appears to be an excavated battlefield find. Distinct entry and exit hole of bullet. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

SOLD

 

WW 5. British Paratrooper’s Combat Helmet found on the September 1944 Arnhem Battlefield. Operation “Market Garden”. 

Very good condition with worn but original brown olive drab paint. Tag on back rim states that it was found by a local farmer and used until 1984, possibly as a storage bucket. These wartime British Airborne helmets are exceedingly rare. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$550.00 

 

WW 6. US Army M-1 Combat Helmet worn during the Battle of Carentan, June 6-12, 1944. 

Very nice condition with liner and inner shell. Note impact of a projectile that shattered the paint but did not penetrate the helmet. The name “PETE” is scratched on the front above visor. Most likely acquired directly from a US veteran back in the day. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

SOLD M.M.

 

WW 7. M-1942 German Army Combat Helmet Found in a Bunker on Omaha Beach in 1950 by a Local Resident of Saint Laurent Sur Mer, Normandy. 

Excellent condition with original paint. Purchased from the finder by French collector David Amberg in 2007. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$995.00

 

WW 8. Excavated German Combat Helmet found on Omaha Beach in 2005.

Mike Miner’s tag which accompanies this helmet states, “WW II German helmet found Dec. 3rd, 2005 by David Amberg on the seaside between Saint Laurent Sur Mer and Collieville Sur Mer at Omaha Beach”. Helmet is solid but corroded by the salt sea environment. A fantastic relic from that fateful June day on “bloody Omaha”.

$650.00

 

WW 9. Excavated 17th SS Panzer Grenadier’s Helmet found in a German Foxhole near Bitche, France. A relic of Operation “Nordwind”.

According to the archaeological research that accompanies this helmet, it could have belonged to no other unit besides the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier’s Division. In this action, Operation “Nordwind”, they were facing the US 397th Infantry Regiment of the 100th US “Century” Division. The fighting in this sector was savage and occurred between Dec.31, 1944 to Jan. 25, 1945. Condition is very good for a relatively recent find. Comes with digger’s letter. Great provenance. 

$595.00

 

WW 10. US M-1 KIA Combat Helmet found on D-Day Battlefield, Normandy.

Appears to have been struck by a burst of machine gun fire, no doubt killing the soldier. Note entry and exit holes. According to Mike Miner’s tag, the helmet was collected by Normandy locals as metal scrap. 

SOLD

 

WW 11. German Army Combat Helmet Found in a Hedgerow near Bayeaux, Normandy in 1967.

Accompanied by a letter from a W.F. Bassett Jr. of New Jersey recollecting how the helmet was found with his dad in a Hedgerow in Normandy. Helmet is in crushed condition with front missing. Possibly run over by a vehicle after the battle. The fight for the hedgerows in Normandy is well documented and was particularly brutal. Great provenance and an affordable Normandy invasion relic. Ex. Jack Melton collection.

$295.00 

 

WW 12. Catastrophic KIA Artillery Struck German M-40 Combat Helmet.

Completely shattered by multiple shell fragments. Some blowing through the other side of the helmet. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$495.00

 

WW 13. Excavated M-40 German Combat Helmet Found near Normandy Beach.

According to the tag that accompanies the helmet, it was found by a French relic hunter behind what was once the German lines guarding Normandy Beach. Good overall relic condition and complete. Once part of the Mike Miner collection. He was very focused on D-Day and Normandy battlefield artifacts with solid provenance.

$595.00

 

WW 14. World War I Exploded German 77 mm. Mustard Gas Shell with Poison Gas Bottle.

Most likely brought home as a souvenir after the war. Remarkable in how the shell split apart so evenly like a “death flower”. An amazing display piece. The gas bottle is included for display and is complete with cap and unbroken. Ex. Mike Miner collection.

$650.00 HOLD S.M.

 

WW 15. World War I Exploded German 77 mm. Mustard Gas Shell with Poison Gas Bottle.

Most likely brought home as a souvenir after the war. Note brass sabot ring still attached to shell body. An amazing display piece. The gas bottle is included for display and is complete with cap and unbroken. Ex, Mike Miner collection. 

$595.00

 

WW 16. Captured KIA Imperial Japanese Army Combat Helmet. 

This helmet is in great condition and still retains its original liner. Apparently the soldier was killed instantly when hit in the head with a couple of machine gun rounds or artillery/mortar fragments. Obviously brought back as a souvenir from a Pacific War veteran. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$495.00 HOLD D.F. for J.B.

 

WW 17. Reproduction Nazi Governmental Office Dress Dagger.

Recently brought into the shop. Not a toy, high quality steel blade and very sharp. From what I understand, the real daggers are quite expensive. Great relic room prop.

SOLD

 

WW 18. WW II “GIVE IT YOUR BEST!” US Flag Propaganda Poster Dated 1942.

Near mint condition with only minor tears. Large size, 28″ x 40″. This original World War II propaganda poster was issued by the United States Office of War Information to encourage all Americans to serve their country on the home front as well as on the front line. Dynamic design depicting the stars and stripes American flag above the slogan – Give it Your Best! – as a visually patriotic and effective way to boost the war effort. The United States Office of War Information (OWI; 1942-1945) was created by the US Government to produce coordinated information and propaganda campaigns during the war after the Pearl Harbor attack. Poster No 9 Washington DC US Government Printing Office. Perfect size for framing and will totally give your relic room some character.

$350.00

 

WW 19. German WW II Dress Bayonet for K-98 (Mauser) Rifle.

Flat mint condition with perfect scabbard and buff colored leather frog. Brought into the shop by a local family.

$195.00

 

WW 20. WW II US M-1 Combat Helmet Signed by Famous American War Heroes.

For a period of years, Jack W. Melton Jr. sought out these old warriors (his personal heroes) and had them sign this authentic World War Two American helmet. Many have added personal bits and unit and or service experience. Most, if not all of these real American Heroes have moved on to Valhalla. More to come on this description but you get the drift.

$1495.00

 

WW 21. Horrific Artillery Struck German M-40 KIA Combat Helmet.

Excavated condition. This poor soldier’s head would have totally disintegrated. As you can see, large shrapnel fragments penetrated it from the side and top and blew out the other side. A profound example of what war really is. Provenance uncertain.

$595.00

 

WW 22. “Battle of The Bulge” US M-1 Combat Helmet Struck by Shrapnel.

This helmet is an early battlefield pick up from Houffalize, Belgium. A relic of the famous “Battle of the Bulge”. The soldier that wore it was probably killed or severely injured. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack W. Melton collection.

$595.00 HOLD M.J.

 

WW 23. German M-40 Combat Helmet. KIA by Artillery or Mortar Shell Burst.

Multiple penetrations from three sides. No chance at all for survival. Profound example. Obviously a battlefield pickup but provenance unknown. Ex. Mike Miner/Jack Melton collection.

HOLD K.S.

 

MS 18. Dug South Carolina (Palmetto Armory) marked Socket Bayonet.

Appears to be a M-1835 .69 Cal. Socket Bayonet with “SC” over “WG” (William Glaze) stamp. Note that this stamp is clearly on top of the original “U.S.” stamp. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.

$450.00

 

MS 19. Civil War Period Surgeon’s Amputation Kit produced by Shepard & Dudley of New York.

Remarkable condition. Case is very nice, has original key is and lined with blue velvet. All of the instruments are well organized and in great condition. Kit seems relatively complete.

$2850.00

 

WP 14. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. Identified to Issac W. Hashell, Co. E, 23rd Maine Vol. Inf.

One of my pickers down in Florida turned this Enfield up at an estate sale. The provenance comes from the family who was originally from Maine. Neatly punched into the brass trigger guard and tang is “I.W.H.” and “E XXIII”. There is a tag stating that Hashell was from Auburn Maine. The regimental history of the 23rd. Maine is somewhat unremarkable. They were mainly on guard duty around Washington DC. and their only casualties were 56 men who died of disease. The gun itself is in very good overall condition, apparently not seeing combat use. Smooth metal surfaces, intact long range sight, Lock and trigger function is tight. Bore sharp and clean. Stock has sharp edges with minor service dings. There is a small crack running from the breech to the nearest lock screw. There is an area near butt plate tang with some burn damage, probably from being too close to a camp fire. 

$1995.00

 

WP 16. US M-1858 Starr Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Here we have a very good Starr Cavalry Carbine, serial # 1o446. Mechanics crisp and tight. Bore is clean and well defined. Metal surfaced are smooth with a deep plum patina. Totally untouched. Maker stampings on the lock plate are clear and read, “STARR ARMS CO. / YONKERS, N.Y.” in two lines. Barrel surface has a thin, one-line marked “STARR ARMS CO. YONKERS, N.Y.” in front of the rear sight. Receiver tang back of hammer is stamped with “STARR’S PATENT / SEPT. 14th 1858”. A single iron sling ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Stock . Stock is very good with only minor service bumps and abrasions. Outline of Military Inspector’s cartouche partially visible.

$1750.00

 

WP 17. “G.Wostenholm I*XL” Side Knife with Bone Grips, Identified to “Dr. J.B. Martin, Elizabeth NJ”.

This fine knife retains its original scabbard and leg belt. Only the adjuster buckle is missing. Knife has perfect bone grips and a sharp 6″ blade. The ricasso and scabbard are marked “I*XL”. Blade is stamped “G. WOSTENHOLM & SON over “WASHINGTON WORKS (mostly worn)” and “HUNTER’S COMPANION”. Reverse of scabbard has the name “Dr. J.B. Martin, Elizabeth NJ.” written in dark ink. Someone should research this fellow. If he was a doctor, he may have served in the Union Army.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 1. Dug Virginia Militia Coat Button.

23 mm. Rare unlisted one piece variant in good condition with intact shank. Mild ground action. Dug recently near Corinth MS. by Brant Arnold. 

$195.00

 

SSBTN 2. Dug Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 4, 23mm. Slick low convex button with silver plating and desirable “CANFIELD BROS. & CO. BALTIMORE” bm. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 4. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

19mm. Non excavated. Scarce low convex button with silver plating. “SCOVILLS WATERBURY” bm. 

$295.00

 

SSBTN 5. Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button made into a Remembrance Pin.

VA 20, 22 mm. Cool relic, if only this one could talk. “CANFIELD BRO. & CO. BALTIMORE” bm.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 6. Maryland Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

MD 11, 23 mm. A fine untouched example with no issues. Desirable “CANFIELD BRO. & CO. BALTIMORE” bm. This one has light service wear.

$395.00

 

SSBTN 7. Charlotte (NC.) Military Institute Coat Button.

SU. 21 mm. Very rare military school button. The Charlotte Military Institute was founded in 1858. Confederate General Daniel Harvey Hill served as the President of the Board of Directors and instituted a curriculum akin to that at West Point. Almost all of the cadets and staff entered Confederate service and the building was used as a Confederate hospital during the war. The historic building was destroyed in 1954 for a construction project. 

$595.00

 

SSBTN 8. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Nice example with gold and no problems. Found in Barringer’s NC Cavalry camp near Cattail Creek VA. “S.A. MYERS RICHMOND VA. rmdc.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 9. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 16 B, 23 mm. Mint condition, slick with no ground action and sharp details. Rare with intact shank. Found by Wallace Markert in Barringer’s NC Cavalry camp near Cattail Creek VA.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 12. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 7A, 18mm. Attractive medium size button with gold, Scarcer variant. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 14. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3, 21 mm. Slick brown patina with sharp details and gold plating.“SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Found many years ago by Wallace Markert in a Confederate Cavalry camp near Dinwiddie VA. 

$550.00 HOLD

 

SSBTN 15. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Cuff Button.

AB 3, 15 mm. Nice patina with sharp details and gold plating. Blank back with ring of dots. Shank missing. Found many years ago in a Confederate Cavalry camp near Dinwiddie VA. 

$250.00

 

SSBTN 16. Dug Maryland Militia Coat Button.

MD 11, 23 mm. Scarce to find excavated in this condition. Highly detailed with gold plating. A beauty. Found many years ago by Wallace Markert in a Confederate Cavalry camp near Dinwiddie VA. 

$595.00

 

SSBTN 17. Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 8, 22 mm. Scarce Mississippi Infantry local produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans, LA. Slick patina, missing shank. Found near Dinwiddie VA. 

$275.00

 

SSBTN 18. Dug Mississippi Militia Artillery Coat Button.

MP 2, 21 mm. Nice representative example with gold but missing shank. “HYDE & GOODRICH / N.O.” rmdc. Found near Dinwiddie VA.

$650.00 HOLD K.M.

 

CSBTN 1. Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 21, 22 mm. Blazing non dug beauty loaded with gold plating and visible “C. ROUYER N.O.” bm. I have two of these buttons that came from the same frock coat. This one has the clearer back mark. Rare.

$2650.00

 

CSBTN 2. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 17, 24 mm. Nice looking dug example of this large one piece button with a clear “CS” in the shield. Shank is original to the button but as it came loose as I was photographing it. I have re-attached the shank and you wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell you. Found many years ago near Iuka MS. by J.B. Harrell.

$995.00

 

CSBTN 3. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 22, 22 mm. Standard Confederate Officer’s Button with good details but no gold. Some of these buttons were simply never plated. Provenance of Dalton GA.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 23, 22 mm. Good representative example with gold plating and mild ground action. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00 

 

CSBTN 6. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 20, 25 mm. Large size staff in good condition with no ground action. Light push to face. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

 

CSBTN 7. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 44, 22 mm. Very rare staff featuring a raised wing eagle and 11 stars on a shield. Provenance uncertain.

$1250.00

 

 CSBTN 10. Confederate General Service Coat Button with scarce “S. BUCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM” bm.

CS 81 B, 23 mm. Top notch non dug example of this desirable button.

$650.00

 

 CSBTN 11. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 107 A, 23 mm. This one has “The look”, a fantastic patina and good definition. Blank back. Very nice button. Found near Dinwiddie VA.

$395.00

 

 CSBTN 12. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS 116, 23 mm. Super slick button with a perfect face and clear “E. M. LEWIS & CO. / RICHMOND. VA.” rmdc. Shank missing in action. Found near Dinwiddie VA.

$275.00

 

CSBTN 14. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 182, 22 mm. Western Theater “Puff Rim” Infantry button in excellent condition with a fine green patina and stand out “I”. Shank and tin back are intact. Found by Wallace Markert near Petersburg VA.

$135.00

 

CSBTN 15. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 183 A, 23 mm. Western Theater type Block “I” with shiny silver wash across the face. Shank present but tin back appears restored. Really rare variant found near Petersburg VA.

$295.00

 

CSBTN 17. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 183 A, 23 mm. Western Theater type Block “I” in very good condition. Great patina. Light push to face. Iron back and shank intact. Found near Cattail Creek VA.

$125.00

 

CSBTN 20. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 175 A, 23 mm. A beauty with sharp details and traces of gold. Scarce with P. Tait type shank. Found near Dinwiddie VA.

$350.00

 

CSBTN 21. Dug Confederate Infantry Vest Button.

CS 172, 15 mm. Very attractive Lined “I” Vest or Cuff Button with no issues. “SKW/EXTRA” bm. Found near Cattail Creek VA. (Dinwiddie)

$250.00

 

CSBTN 22. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Pretty Cast Brass “I” with a slick brown/green patina. Found near Dinwiddie VA.

$150.00