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Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
anonymous sixth plate in a pressed paper case, showing a young girl holding two hammers and peering over her dulcimer. The first such image of this type of musical instrument we've seen in 20 years!

Condition:  
Image VG+, case separated at spine.
Est $300 - $400
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Grant-Colfax Indiana Handbill,
Lot # 77 - Grant-Colfax Indiana Handbill,
from 1868 campaign, exhorting the reader to "Subscribe for the Indiana Radical!...For the Campaign!" It goes on to say that the paper was previously called the "Indiana True Republican," and that now was the time to plan for the election. The paper offers a short-term subscription for only 50 cents ... > Item Details
Early Tin Cookware & Molds,
Lot # 797 - Early Tin Cookware & Molds,
huge lot of 45, including many figural and geometric, various sizes. > Item Details
Douglas Johnson Ferro,
Lot # 57 - Douglas Johnson Ferro,
with "Stephen Douglas, 1860" on obv. (Douglas portrait No. 1), and "Herschell Johnson, 1860" on rev. 0.5" ferro in brass shell with raised decorations, 1.0" diameter overall. [Sullivan SD1860-53] > Item Details
Civil War Archive of Capt. Alfred Wakeley, 98th NY,
Lot # 167 - Civil War Archive of Capt. Alfred Wakeley, 98th NY,
including photographs, his sword knot, canvas bag for his sword, and his vellum commission signed by Governor E.O. Morgan. Wakeley enlisted as a Captain in 1861 and was mustered into Co. I of the 98th. During its service, the 98th saw major action at Fair Oaks (71 casualties) and Swift Creek, Proc... > Item Details
Photograph of Ute Chiefs,
Lot # 352 - Photograph of Ute Chiefs,
albumen print, 5 x 7.5" mounted on larger board, titled in negative "Ute. 14." and with typed strip paper label "583. Ute. Wa-rets and Shavano." Negative probably taken by Alexander Gardner as part of a treaty delegation in Washington in 1872. Likely printed later by the Bureau of American Ethnology... > Item Details
James Garfield Memorial Letter Opener,
Lot # 80 - James Garfield Memorial Letter Opener,
molded copper, 9.5" total length. Features handle with rearing lion and scimitar-shaped blade with a 1" cello portrait button of Garfield, stamped "Garfield Memorial." Have not seen this political souvenir before. > Item Details
Collection of Deadwood Dick  Library Pulp Magazines,
Lot # 383 - Collection of Deadwood Dick Library Pulp Magazines,
lot of 36 individual issues from Vols. II, III and IV, 1899. All with scintillating titles and great multi-colored cover graphics. Examples include "Gilt-Edged Dick, The Sport-Detective", "Bonanza The Man Tracker," "Colorado Charlie's Detective Dash," Deadwood Dick's Dream" and more. > Item Details
Harrison-Morton Campaign Textile,
Lot # 86 - Harrison-Morton Campaign Textile,
printed linen with flags border, spread winged eagle, surmounting U.S. shield with ribbon banner in beak that reads "Protection Home Industries" and "Tippecanoe" above and "Morton Too" below, 18" x 19". Number 592 in Collins "Threads of History". > Item Details
T.C. Say's 1824 -5 American Entomology,
Lot # 323 - T.C. Say's 1824 -5 American Entomology,
Say, Thomas. "American Entomology, or Description of the Insects of North America." 1824-25, Philadelphia, Vol. I-II bound as one, lacking Volume III. 8vo, contemporary calf with gilt spine, 36 hand colored plates. > Item Details
Lacy Glass & Brass Curtain Tiebacks,
Lot # 535 - Lacy Glass & Brass Curtain Tiebacks,
lot of 37, all American, 1st half of the 19th century. Includes a matched set of 15 opalescent floral lacy tie-backs with pewter posts, 12 are 3" d., 2 are 2.25" d.; PLUS 4 other lacy opalescent tie-backs, also floral patterns; PLUS a matched set of six stamped brass tie-back, scrollwork design; 3.... > Item Details
Warren G. Harding, TLS,
Lot # 431 - Warren G. Harding, TLS,
invitation to a luncheon on Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society stationery, on 4 Oct 1920. Bottom of page has a note "Grateful to have been present on Oct 4. Sincerely Warren G. Harding," and below "Ditto Florence Kling Harding." 8.5 x 11", framed under glass, small pieces of tape hold ... > Item Details
CDV's of The Fisherman for Heidelberg College,
Lot # 16 - CDV's of The Fisherman for Heidelberg College,
lot of 4. Each of Henry Leonard, a 19th century fund-raiser for this small Ohio liberal arts college. Three with a humorous tale imprinted on verso, describing Leonard's antics. Wish my college sent these rather than Visa applications! > Item Details
Jesse James Broadsides,
Lot # 376 - Jesse James Broadsides,
lot of 2. Includes a 17.5 x 6" illustrated playbill printed in red ink, "UNBELIEVEABLE BUT....TRUE JESSE JAMES IS ALIVE" advertising a 1938 appearance of "Jesse" at an unknown Grand Opera House. Together with a retraction 9 x 10" printed in black "JESSE JAMES HELD BY POLICE. WILL NOT APPEAR AT GRA... > Item Details
Grain Painted Hanging Shelf,
Lot # 573 - Grain Painted Hanging Shelf,
pine, in red and black original graining. With scalloped sides above 4 small drawers, above larger shelf, above cubby-hole file area, 18.75" wide x 15.25" deep x 24.5" high. > Item Details
Table Top Yarn Winder,
Lot # 775 - Table Top Yarn Winder,
19th century American, with table edge clamp mount in maple, with maple cup finial for fabric pin cushion, nice old patina; opens to 29" d. x 26" high. > Item Details
Great Early Southeastern Travel Account,
Lot # 311 - Great Early Southeastern Travel Account,
Dana, Edmund. "Geographical Sketches of the Western Country: Designed for Emigrants and Settlers: Being the Result of Extensive Researches and Remarks...." 1819, 12mo, Cincinnati, 312pp. Calf, gilt worn from spine, ownership inscriptions on endpapers. Most of the volume describes the southeast to No... > Item Details
Early American Baskets,
Lot # 651 - Early American Baskets,
lot of 2, both 19th century. Includes a barrel-shaped split hickory storage basket, 15" wide x 18" high with nice old patina; AND a buttocks-shaped hickory basket with fixed handle, weathered patina, 16" long x 15" wide x 14" high. > Item Details
Id'd New Hampshire Made Silver Hilt Sword by Samuel Drowne,
Lot # 125 - Id'd New Hampshire Made Silver Hilt Sword by Samuel Drowne,
(1749-1815). A fine circa 1780 hunting sword with roped ivory grip topped by a finely executed silver (likely coin) eagle's head grasping an iron link chain looped to a silver guard decorated with simple stamped flourishes. Blade with double 3/4 length fullers, and decorated on both sides near the ... > Item Details
Bakewell Pears & Co. Pittsburgh Flint Glass Compotes,
Abraham Lincoln Endorsement,
Lot # 427 - Abraham Lincoln Endorsement,
letter with envelope. The letter dated Dec. 16, 1863 is from John N. Niglas, Surgeon in Chief of the Cavalry Div. 16th Army Corps certifying that a Mr. Williams of Memphis, TN is too old for service in the U.S. Army and has health problems resulting from typhoid fever. On the envelope is a note in L... > Item Details
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