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Sixth Plate Ambrotype of A Building Under Construction
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous, sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a three story clapboard building that appears to be undergoing renovation. The building is at the edge of a woods, and in the distance a split rail fence can be seen. Slabs of limestone are piled in the foreground, and scaffolding is visible at the right side of the building. Neat image.

Condition:  
VG, in full pressed paper case.
Est $200 - $300
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TAYLOR-FILLMORE BALLOT
Lot # 70 - TAYLOR-FILLMORE BALLOT
This Taylor-Fillmore ballot reads at top, "State of Virginia. The People's Ticket. 7th November 1848." It lists the electors from Virginia for the Taylor-Fillmore ballot, with decorative border, signature of voter on verso. > Item Details
CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
Lot # 335 - CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
No bm. Penned on verso is a marvelous inscription in the hand of his friend William Mickle that reads, “The late lamented Lieut. C.A. Ahreets 134th NYV & AAG 20th A.C. Killed before Savannah, Ga. Dec. 13th 1864. An amiable citizen in life at death (a) hero! Rest in Peace (in Latin). How sweet h... > Item Details
GEORGE B. MCLELLAN CAMPAIGN TOKENS
Lot # 102 - GEORGE B. MCLELLAN CAMPAIGN TOKENS
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Bill Mauldin WWII <i>Willie and Joe</i> Drawings,
Lot # 460 - Bill Mauldin WWII Willie and Joe Drawings,
Lot of 3 drawings by Mauldin, mostly ink on artboard. The first is a Willie and Joe cartoon, with the 2 in a foxhole in the rain. The caption reads, "Now that ya mention it, Joe, it does sound like th' patter of rain on a tin roof." The second is a more serious view of bedraggled and injured soldier... > Item Details
ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER OF THE HANGING OF A BLACK MAN
Lot # 294 - ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER OF THE HANGING OF A BLACK MAN
Miami-Union--Extra, Troy, Ohio, Friday September 17, 1880, column one "HANGED!" Terrific sheet detailing the case and public hanging of an African American, George Mitchell, found guilty of murdering his wife. Illustrated with an image of Mitchell, the gallows, and a map of the murder scene. A f... > Item Details
STEPHEN DOUGLAS CAMPAIGN TOKENS
Lot # 92 - STEPHEN DOUGLAS CAMPAIGN TOKENS
1860 Token Group. Three medals: two in support of Stephen Douglas, DeWitt #1860-1 in white metal, 40mm., light crazing in field with tip of nose depressed, and DeWitt #1860-13 in brass, 25mm; together with a clean example of JBELL #1860-4 with high relief portraits of John Bell on one side, his runn... > Item Details
Book-Boxed Set of Palestine Stereoviews
Lot # 25 - Book-Boxed Set of Palestine Stereoviews
Palestine Through the Stereoscope, complete, 100 card book-boxed set issued by Underwood and Underwood, with the accompanying book and map. A fine set, becoming increasingly difficult to locate. > 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
Great Ambrotype of Mounted Union Cav Officer
Lot # 315 - Great Ambrotype of Mounted Union Cav Officer
Very rare quarter-plate ruby ambrotype of an armed cavalryman brandishing his saber against the backdrop of an unidentified stone building. Rank cannot be determined (his age would suggest an officer), but this posed horseman wears a red tinted sash and holstered pistol on his belt. A brace of sad... > Item Details
Personal Accoutrements of Captain William H. Mickle, 134th New York
Lot # 358 - Personal Accoutrements of Captain William H. Mickle, 134th New York
A fine group belonging to W.H. Mickle of the 134th NY, including his officer's sash, his sword belt, his hat braid, one of his captain's bars, the braided wire tassel of his sword knot, two pair brass spurs, cloth sewing kit,and a single stirrup. The lot also includes a cdv of Mickle in uniform,as ... > Item Details
SOLDIERS CONFEDERATE TREASON INDICTMENT, TENN. 1865
Lot # 394 - SOLDIERS CONFEDERATE TREASON INDICTMENT, TENN. 1865
Lot of 14, including the original indictment and 13 summonses.. A fascinating archive from Sevier County, Tennessee, indicting one Elijah Brown for treason against the United States. The indictment charges Brown with furnishing ten pounds of lead, ten pounds of gunpowder, ten head each of horses, ... > Item Details
1876 PRESIDENTIAL COAT-TAIL STREAMERS
Lot # 131 - 1876 PRESIDENTIAL COAT-TAIL STREAMERS
Three red, white and blue ribbons, each measuring 2 x 14", attached at one end with a cord. Each of the streamers has the name of a candidate stencilled in black, "Hayes," "Wheeler," "Garfield." This item dates to the presidential election of 1876 in which Garfield was a candidate for re-election to... > Item Details
THREE CANES FROM THE GRAND OLD PARTY
Lot # 283 - THREE CANES FROM THE GRAND OLD PARTY
Lot of 3. Includes white metal figural cane with Grover Cleveland. Gusset band below collar area, nickel and steel ferrule, overall 33.5". Also, B. Harrison on hardwood shaft with eyelet. Some damage to collar area of cane head, overall 37". AND Republican elephant on reddish bamboo shaft, overall 3... > Item Details
2 CHECKS SIGNED BY W.H. TAFT
Lot # 479 - 2 CHECKS SIGNED BY W.H. TAFT
Two bank drafts from the Riggs Nat'l. Bank, Washington, DC, signed by William Howard Taft as Supreme Court Justice, dated April 9 and June 9, 1919. One to the University Club, the other to the Florence Crittenden League. > Item Details
HARRISON-MORTON INAUGURATION RIBBON
Lot # 198 - HARRISON-MORTON INAUGURATION RIBBON
A huge "Inaugural Souvenir" with light-blue fringe. This is one celebration we would have loved to attend. At Harrison's inaugural ball, more than 12,000 guests enjoyed a menu that included "blue points in ice, bouillon in cups, steamed oysters, oysters a la poulette, chicken croquettes, sweetbread ... > Item Details
CDV OF BVT. BRIG. GEN. WM. G. LE DUC
Lot # 328 - CDV OF BVT. BRIG. GEN. WM. G. LE DUC
Unpublished view by noted artist “R.M. Linn, Point Lookout.” Identification in ink on verso with Lt. Colonel LeDuc’s title of “Chief QM 20th A.C.” Little known LeDuc held a series of key administrative positions during his service including Chief Quarter Master of the 11th Corps and later the 20th... > Item Details
NEAT MCKINLEY AND BRYAN POLITICAL PUZZLE
Lot # 220 - NEAT MCKINLEY AND BRYAN POLITICAL PUZZLE
Unusual Race War puzzle depicting the race between gold and silver. The board to the game is wooden and approximately 7 inches across. Minor damage to the side of the box and a fragile cardboard lid covers the game. Patented in the US, Great Britain and Canada. > Item Details
GRANT-COLFAX CAMPAIGN JUGATE FERRO
Lot # 117 - GRANT-COLFAX CAMPAIGN JUGATE FERRO
Fine .75" jugate, in brass shell stick pin, with portaits surrounded by rings of red and blue enamel. > Item Details
McKINLEY-HOBART PITCHER
Lot # 221 - McKINLEY-HOBART PITCHER
Beautiful pitcher with sepia transfers of McKinley and Hobart on either side with facsimile signatures of each. Gilt highlighting. 7" tall, manufactured by Phoenixville Pottery Company. Two very tight hairline cracks on Hobart side and minor chips in glaze inside top edge, but overall a lovely -- an... > Item Details
RARE MEMPHIS CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE
Lot # 387 - RARE MEMPHIS CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE
A 17 x 24" broadside with "Regulations and Executive and Official Orders, Governing the Purchase of Products in Insurrectionary States." It includes not only orders from President Lincoln, but also Secretaries of Treasury, War, Navy, etc., most orders dated in the fall of 1864. "Printed and for Sale... > Item Details
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