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QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MUSICIANS
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
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.

Condition:  
Image needs to be re-laquered, else fine.
Est $350 - $550
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FINE JUGATE HANCOCK-ENGLISH CHARM
Lot # 155 - FINE JUGATE HANCOCK-ENGLISH CHARM
Large and quite rare Hancock and English charm, 24mm., with vivid cardboard portraits. While missing the glass to cover the portraits, these fatter charms from 1880 are getting hard to find in good condition; this specimen is quite nice. > Item Details
RARE PARKER AND DAVIS CUSTARD TOOTHPICK HOLDER
Lot # 267 - RARE PARKER AND DAVIS CUSTARD TOOTHPICK HOLDER
Very rare Alton Parker and Henry Davis jugate transfer custard glass toothpick holder. 2 ½ inches tall. Very minor wear to the transfer. An exceptionally hard piece to find for a political collector or a custard glass collector. > Item Details
Two Great Books by George Catlin
Lot # 570 - Two Great Books by George Catlin
Catlin, George. "Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life." 6th ed. 1875. London: Trubner & Co. 12mo, 102pp., cloth covers with gilt front. This interesting little volume contains Catlin's observations on health and hygiene among "Savages" and "Civilized Man," in an attempt to improve the health of the la... > Item Details
A.J. RUSSELL CIVIL WAR PHOTO OF FREDERICKSBURG
Lot # 396 - A.J. RUSSELL CIVIL WAR PHOTO OF FREDERICKSBURG
A.J. Russell (1830-1902). Albumen photograph 12 x 15 on larger, thin paper mount. An overview of Fredericksburg, Virginian taken from heights above the Rappahannock River with the town spread out along the river. The destroyed bridge visible at the right. Russell's blindstamp at lower right, ... > Item Details
Ponca Indian Photograph by C.M. Bell
Lot # 596 - Ponca Indian Photograph by C.M. Bell
Albumen photograph, 5 x 7", mounted on larger board of "Hairy Bear" a Ponca chief. Not signed, but attributed to Bell on the basis of studio props. Bell was a long-time Washington photographer who captured images of visiting Americana Indian delegation members (see Fleming and Richardson, 1988). ... > Item Details
Tintype of Triple Armed Yank
Lot # 307 - Tintype of Triple Armed Yank
A sixth-plate tintype of a seated soldier drawing an Enfield saber bayonet from his scabbard ready to fix onto the British rifle. He also carries a belted Root revolver. The uniform is an eight-button jacket with cloth epaulettes of the same color typically worn by New York and Illinois troops. A... > Item Details
MATCHED SET OF1876 CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Lot # 130 - MATCHED SET OF1876 CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Two 1876 Jugate Ribbons. A gorgeous pair of woven ribbons, Sullivan/Fischer #RBH-1, and #SJT -1. Both are multicolored designs and appear quite fresh. A great matched set! > Item Details
SUPERB MORTON CAMPAIGN STUD
Lot # 208 - SUPERB MORTON CAMPAIGN STUD
Levi P. Morton Cufflink. An unusual piece -- a 22mm. photographic cufflink portraying the Governor of New York and Benjamin Harrison's running-mate. Neat. > Item Details
A.J. RUSSELL CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHS OF SMASHED CAISSONS
Lot # 397 - A.J. RUSSELL CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHS OF SMASHED CAISSONS
Lot of 2 albumen photographs, 9.25 x 13" mounted on larger boards. A pair of identical images, taken in the aftermath of the Union assault on Fredricksburg, showning the artillery caissons and dead horses. > Item Details
MILITARY CAP AND JACKET
Lot # 465 - MILITARY CAP AND JACKET
LOT OF 2. Late 19th century wool militia cap & jacket. Jacket has red sergeant's stripes on sleeves, cap has crossed rifles, buttons have shield-breasted eagle. There is slight wear to jacket collar, some gilt worn off sleeve buttons, inner band of cap missing. > Item Details
ILLUSTRATED GRANT LETTERSHEET AND COVER
Lot # 119 - ILLUSTRATED GRANT LETTERSHEET AND COVER
U.S. Grant letter sheet with portrait of Grant in upper left of folded sheet in oval with geometric and patriotic surround. Above Grant "Peace and Universal Prosperity. Let us have Peace." In upper right corner is a campaign promise. 8 x 10", usual folds with toning along same, .25" x .5" piece of p... > Item Details
R.B. HAYES CAMPAIGN STICKPIN
Lot # 132 - R.B. HAYES CAMPAIGN STICKPIN
Bold, 26mm. gilt brass shell with a cardboard depicting the 1876 Republican candidate. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-93) became President after the ruling of an Electoral Commission that arguably "stole" the election from Samuel J. Tilden. A fine specimen. > Item Details
GREAT GROUP OF UNUSED PATRIOTIC COVERS
Lot # 392 - GREAT GROUP OF UNUSED PATRIOTIC COVERS
Group of thirteen (13) Civil War patriotic covers, several multicolored, two depicting Winfield Scott, one with Henry Clay, several anti-Jefferson Davis examples including one depicting a slave and another with a photographer represented as Davis "taking Washington." A fine selection. > Item Details
Civil War Tiffany Presentation Sword 3rd MN,
Lot # 375 - Civil War Tiffany Presentation Sword 3rd MN,
Presentation grade Tiffany sword inscribed on the guard "PRESENTED TO HENRY C. LESTER COL. CMDG IIID REGMT MINN VOL by the LINE OFFICERS of his regiment in the field April 14th, 1862 in token of their high regard and confidence" A fine Tiffany with coin silver wire wrapped grip, terminating in a ... > Item Details
Scarce Custer and Sitting Bull Book
Lot # 574 - Scarce Custer and Sitting Bull Book
Beede, A. McG. "Sitting Bull and Custer." Bismarck: Bismarck Tribune Co., 1913. 8vo, 50pp. in suede soft cover with gilt lettering. > Item Details
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
INCREDIBLE U.S. GRANT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Lot # 476 - INCREDIBLE U.S. GRANT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885; President 1869-1877). Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York. 1885. Two volumes rebound in blue half calf, fine binding, with marbled endpapers. Laid into the volumes are no less than five mansucripts written by or about Grant. As follows: Volume I Contains the F... > Item Details
NICHOLAS COSTELLO POLITICAL CABINET CARD
Lot # 170 - NICHOLAS COSTELLO POLITICAL CABINET CARD
Great political cabinet card with gilt edges picturing an old man, ballot in one hand, cane in the other. Underneath him it reads, "Capt. Nicholas Costello, Aged 106 Years, Voted for Cleveland & Thurman, Nov. 6, 1888." (Cleveland lost.) Minor foxing of card. > Item Details
LOT OF 2 SOUVENIR SHERIFF'S BADGES, 1892-93
Lot # 261 - LOT OF 2 SOUVENIR SHERIFF'S BADGES, 1892-93
A copper "sheriff's badge" inscribed "National Republican Convention. Minneapolis, 1892." Suspended from hanger marked "Souvenir." AND a similar piece with engraved portrait of cleveland in center star, outer area inscribed "Inauguration President Cleveland Washington Mar 4, 1893." Also suspended fr... > Item Details
LETTER FROM ISRAEL PEMBERTON, 1764
Lot # 487 - LETTER FROM ISRAEL PEMBERTON, 1764
A 1p. ALS by Israel Pemberton, Philadelphia, 1764, to John Ladd, Esq. Pemberton was born in Philadelphia and early became wealthy, but always put philanthropy high in his priorities. He was involved in a number of social organizations, but his "pet" project was always the "Friendly Association for R... > Item Details
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