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TWO DAGUERREOTYPES OF AN UNKNOWN GENTLEMAN
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Lot of 2 anonymous, sixth plates in oversized octagonal mats, both of the same man. Has one of those "somebody" looks. You be the judge!

Condition:  
In full leather cases, both unsealed, one with significant scratch on nose.
Est $300 - $400
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Civil War Watercolor by Robert K. Sneden 40th New York
Lot # 432 - Civil War Watercolor by Robert K. Sneden 40th New York
American, (1837 -1911). Watercolor on stiff wove paper, 8.25 x 5.5." Signed lower right and titled in manuscript pen "The Destruction of Union Supply trains at MANASSAS JUNCTION by Jackson and Stuart's Cavlary CSA Augst 28th 1862. Capture of 11th NY Battery. Stores + 7 full trains and 10 locomotive... > Item Details
VAN BUREN-ADAMS HANDBILL
Lot # 48 - VAN BUREN-ADAMS HANDBILL
A wonderful 4 x 7.5" calligraphy handbill. "For President Martin Van Buren -- For Vice President -- Charles Francis Adams." In small print along bottom, "put this upon your barn, and it will prevent all incendiaries upon you grounds (one of us)." This piece of political folk art was issued by a mem... > Item Details
Buffalo Bill Program,
Lot # 621 - Buffalo Bill Program,
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UNCOMMON ATLAS FOR MARSHALL'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON
Lot # 526 - UNCOMMON ATLAS FOR MARSHALL'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON
Tall quarto in original boards, with lilac printed label, "Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington", Philadelphia 1804-07; 10 maps, all but one with applied hand-coloring; lacks portrait. The scarce atlas meant to accompany the five volume set. > Item Details
Rare Cabinet Card of Washakie
Lot # 604 - Rare Cabinet Card of Washakie
Albumen cabinet image with imprint of Charles R. Savage, titled in negative "Ute Indians." This is the great Ute chief Washakie, surrounded by women and children. A late image, and one that we have previously not seen. > Item Details
CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
Lot # 335 - CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
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GROUP OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN PINS
Lot # 196 - GROUP OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN PINS
Lot of 3. Group of Harrison stickpins: one in the shape of a flag with red, white, and blue paint detailing; a figural pin with Harrison's bust; and a handsome, 24mm. portrait button made by the "Automatic Photo. Co. of NY." A fine group. > Item Details
GREAT POLITICAL FLAMBEAU TORCH
Lot # 277 - GREAT POLITICAL FLAMBEAU TORCH
Parade torch patented 1880 Shaler style with separate spout and mouthpiece for sawdust. Tin mouthpiece is approximately 5 inches long. The mouth piece was used to blow the sawdust through and cause the flames to flare from the three burner top. Cap for oil spout missing. > Item Details
Rare Autograph Book of Confederate Prisoner's At Johnson's Island, Ohio
Lot # 414 - Rare Autograph Book of Confederate Prisoner's At Johnson's Island, Ohio
Quarto (8 x 5.5) book, in pebbled calf, with gilt imprint "Autographs" on cover, autographed on a free end paper "To Miss Laura H. Doane From a Friend. "Military Prison", Johnsons Island, Feb 24th/64", 62pp. An extraordinary album, apparently compiled by a Confederate internee at this island priso... > Item Details
JAMES K. POLK CURRIER LITHOGRAPH
Lot # 60 - JAMES K. POLK CURRIER LITHOGRAPH
Currier litho commemorates the nomination of James K. Polk. Framed and in nice condition although the background is no longer a true white. > Item Details
Tintype of Id'd Yank With Sabre and Remington .44
Lot # 316 - Tintype of Id'd Yank With Sabre and Remington .44
A quarter-plate tintype of an effeminate-looking trooper boasting a classic saber up, pistol down pose. A contemporary slip of paper identifies this subject as “John L. Harley, NY.” No such name or permutation thereof could be located that dovetails to cavalry service. Having spent some time with... > Item Details
GEORGE WASHINGTON PAPIER MACHE SNUFF BOX
Lot # 38 - GEORGE WASHINGTON PAPIER MACHE SNUFF BOX
Fine snuff with transfer decal of Washington and "First in War; First in Peace; First in the Hearts of His Countrymen." English, circa 1800-20. > Item Details
GREAT GEORGE WASHINGTON PIN BOX
Lot # 35 - GREAT GEORGE WASHINGTON PIN BOX
Washington "Forget me Not" box. A 2.75 x 3.75" box with handcolored glass lid adorned by a portrait of our Founding Father, a mirror recessed in the inside lid, and a glass panel on the bottom with a heart-shaped valentine sentiment. These thread/pin boxes date to 1824 with examples known for Washin... > Item Details
1890s Furniture Trade Catalog
Lot # 514 - 1890s Furniture Trade Catalog
The Robert Mitchell Furniture Company, catalog of household furniture, Cincinnati, folio in horizontal format, over 144pp., printed paper wraps, lithographed illustrations. Covers and several pages front & back separated, some paper loss, especially covers, pages somewhat brittle with light toning. > Item Details
PAIR OF GREAT B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN STANHOPES
Lot # 202 - PAIR OF GREAT B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN STANHOPES
Carved ivory stanhope with titled portraits of "President Harrison and Vice President Morton" at top. Similar to Hake #3046, this in two pieces that come apart made to be used as a pen -- 6" in length, the metal casing from a pen inside. Two small cracks along base attachment hardly noticeable, nice... > Item Details
HUGE COLLECTION OF LATE 19th C. TRACK MEDALS
Lot # 555 - HUGE COLLECTION OF LATE 19th C. TRACK MEDALS
Lot of 44 medals for various track and field events, most from the late 1880s-90s, some from later, virtually all from New York and New Jersey clubs -- Knickerbocker AC, Saratoga AC, New York AC, New Jersey AC, Pullman AC and more. PLUS three from the Pan Am Expo, in Buffalo, 1901. Medals for hurd... > Item Details
GREAT GROUP OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN STUDS
Lot # 225 - GREAT GROUP OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN STUDS
Lot of 5.Group of five (5) McKinley studs from 1896: one sepia jugate, three multicolored celluloids, and a black stud with gold detailing of an eagle and the candidates' names. Quite a fine collection. > Item Details
Great Group of McKinley Soap Babies
Lot # 252 - Great Group of McKinley Soap Babies
Lot of 3 novelties from McKinley and Roosevelt’s campaign in 1900. Included in this lot are two boxes picturing McKinley and Roosevelt but only one containing it’s original soap baby. The 3rd novelty is a classic McKinley with the soap baby contents and tag. > Item Details
FINE PAIR OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Lot # 214 - FINE PAIR OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
A pair of lovely 1896 McKinley and Hobart ribbons. Adorned by embossed flags, both come from New York City with gold lettering on cream. Really quite nice examples from Whitehead and Hoag of New Jersey. > Item Details
CDV of Bvt. Captain Joseph B. Foraker, 89th OVI.
Lot # 334 - CDV of Bvt. Captain Joseph B. Foraker, 89th OVI.
An unpublished late war “Brady” view with Foraker’s ink signature and rank on recto. Foraker crafted an exemplary service career followed by an illustrious political tenure. Keese’s recently published "Too Young To Die" contains a summary of Foraker’s place among 19th century American notables. S... > Item Details
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