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AMBROTYPE OF COUPLE AND THEIR PARROT
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous, sixth plate image of a well-dressed couple, she with a large parrot perched on her gloved hand. The bird's head is blurred from movement.

Condition:  
EXC in a full leather case.
Est $300 - $400
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Ames Powder Flask,
Lot # 305 - Ames Powder Flask,
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Unusual tin embossed panel bust of Grover Cleveland 14 inches by 20 inches. Original gold colored flashing worn. Some scratches to the surface and nail holes around the edge. > Item Details
RARE GAR REPRESENTATIVE BADGE-LOS ANGELES
Lot # 449 - RARE GAR REPRESENTATIVE BADGE-LOS ANGELES
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Lot # 22 - GREAT GROUP OF ILLINOIS CDVS
Lot of 3, one by Crowder and two by Duboce, both of Springfield. One a "trick" image of the same gent; one a poignant portrait of father and daughter; one of a fiddler. > Item Details
STEPHEN DOUGLAS CAMPAIGN FERRO
Lot # 90 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS CAMPAIGN FERRO
The classic, 24mm. Douglas and Johnson "doughnut." Politicals with this design, this specific rounded frame, are found only in the campaign of 1860! Some scratches along the edges of the ferros at rim, a nice example. > Item Details
Photograph of Yankton Chief by Alexander Gardner
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Albumen photograph, 5 x 7.5" mounted on larger board, titled in negative "L(ower) Yanktonai 2." Negative probably by Alexander Gardner as part of a treaty delegation in Washingiton in 1872. Likely printed later by the Bureau of American Ethnology and sold to the Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, Ohio.... > Item Details
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Lot # 179 - BLAINE & LOGAN CAMPAIGN BANDANA
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GROUP OF INDIANA CIVIL WAR CDVS
Lot # 346 - GROUP OF INDIANA CIVIL WAR CDVS
Lot of eight CDV’s including three wearing a similar uniform with veteran’s stripes, cuff braiding and embroidered “star” on breast of a nine button shell jacket. One private’s cartes contains a faint pencil identification that appears to read, “J A Markley Co. D 8th Ind.” This is John A. Markley ... > Item Details
HARRISON-MORTON CAMPAIGN BANDANNA
Lot # 204 - HARRISON-MORTON CAMPAIGN BANDANNA
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RARE JAMES POLK PORTRAIT CAMPAIGN RIBBON
Lot # 63 - RARE JAMES POLK PORTRAIT CAMPAIGN RIBBON
A small, quite delicate Polk ribbon, this similar to Sullivan/Fischer #JP-10 but lacking text regarding the running-mate, a few small pulls and separation when held to light, three small spots, overall fine. A nice specimen. > Item Details
QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MUSICIANS
Lot # 5 - QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MUSICIANS
Anonymous horizontal image of two gents, one posed with a clarinet, one with a violin. Housed in a folksy frame carved from a solid piece of cherry and scribed at the corners to give the appearance of joined cabinet work. > Item Details
 Autograph Book of John Hunt Morgan and His Men
Lot # 413 - Autograph Book of John Hunt Morgan and His Men
An incomparably rare autograph book containing the autograph of General John Hunt Morgan "The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and most of his officers, apparently assembled while he was prisoner at the Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio. Quarto size, bound in red-tooled leather, containing 53 au... > Item Details
ANTEBELLUM PRESIDENTIAL WALL CHART
Lot # 69 - ANTEBELLUM PRESIDENTIAL WALL CHART
Chromolithographed wall chart of the Presidents, Washington through Polk (1845-1849). Besides all of the presidents, chart includes all state seals and the "Landing of Columbus in the New World." The portraits of Jackson and Polk are unusual. Publ. by S. Augustus Mitchell, lith. by Duval's in Philad... > Item Details
Early California Gold Mining Book,
Lot # 581 - Early California Gold Mining Book,
by Kelly, William. "A Stroll through the Diggings of California." 1852. London: Simms and M'Intyre. 16mo, 240pp., half-calf with marbled boards. > Item Details
2 GREAT REFERENCES FOR PINBACKS & AMERICANA
Lot # 285 - 2 GREAT REFERENCES FOR PINBACKS & AMERICANA
Hake and King "Price Guide to Collectible Pin-Back Buttons, 1896-1986" HAC Press 1986, and Sullivan, "Collecting Political Americana." Crown Press. 1986. > Item Details
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Lot # 73 - RARE JUGATE BUCHANNAN-BRECKINRIDGE CAMPAIGN RIBBON
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