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A Fine Quarter Plate Tintype of a Great Lakes Sailing Ship,
2008, Historic Americana Auction, Dec 4 & 5
circa 1870s, taken close to shore, with a busy wharf visible through the sails, and pine-clad hillsides in the distance. Though the scene is unidentified, the image was found in Northern Ohio. Housed in a full leather case.

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Autograph Letter Signed by Texas Ranger Jeff Davis Milton
Lot # 1717 - Autograph Letter Signed by Texas Ranger Jeff Davis Milton
written in his hand on Department of Labor letterhead and reading Fairbanks, Az. 10/25/23, My Dear Mr. Stevens, When I arrived home last night it was storming and continued this all last night It [illegible] breaking up and if it is clear in the [illegible] tomarrow [sic] we might get out. If it loo... > Item Details
Twenty-One George Washington Medals & Cello Pinbacks,
Lot # 1593 - Twenty-One George Washington Medals & Cello Pinbacks,
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<i>The Miner's Guide: A Ready Handbook for the Prospecter [sic] and Miner</i>,
Lot # 1730 - The Miner's Guide: A Ready Handbook for the Prospecter [sic] and Miner,
West, Horace J. Los Angeles: Calvert Wilson, 1921, 4th edition. 12mo in light green light card stock wraps, 134pp with ads in back. > Item Details
Parian Bust of Henry Ward Beecher, by Robinson & Leadbeater,
Lot # 1644 - Parian Bust of Henry Ward Beecher, by Robinson & Leadbeater,
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Great Naval Letter of Ensign Thomas C. Spencer,
Lot # 1184 - Great Naval Letter of Ensign Thomas C. Spencer,
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Life Mask of Lincoln by Volk, & Bust,
Lot # 1535 - Life Mask of Lincoln by Volk, & Bust,
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Nelson A. Miles ALS Concerning Jefferson Davis's Imprisonment, August, 1865,
Lot # 139 - Nelson A. Miles ALS Concerning Jefferson Davis's Imprisonment, August, 1865,
ALS as Brevet Major General U.S. Volunteers, 2pp, 7 5/8" x 9 5/8" Head Qrs Mil Dist Fort Monroe. August 22, 1865. Addressed to General (almost certainly Edward D. Townsend, who was the assistant adjutant general, and to whom Miles sent all his reports about the prisoners and mail to be forwarded). ... > Item Details
Revolutionary War Hero Andrew Pickens Signed Document,
Lot # 1140 - Revolutionary War Hero Andrew Pickens Signed Document,
10” x 14.5” partially printed document with printed South Carolina seal heading and embossed seal along left margin with fine bold autograph of Andrew Pickens, just below embossed seal and signature of the Sect. of State Brown at bottom. Dated April 16, 1818, appointing James Holney, Notary-Public. ... > Item Details
Exceptional Civil War Archive of Soldier, Abolitionist, and Plantation Manager Phillip Bacon, 12th CT,
Lot # 144 - Exceptional Civil War Archive of Soldier, Abolitionist, and Plantation Manager Phillip Bacon, 12th CT,
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Frey/Plett Family Archives and Civil War Letters,
Lot # 1063 - Frey/Plett Family Archives and Civil War Letters,
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CDV of Unidentified US Marine Private,
Lot # 97 - CDV of Unidentified US Marine Private,
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Mammoth Plate Photograph of the 71st N.Y.N.G.,
Lot # 127 - Mammoth Plate Photograph of the 71st N.Y.N.G.,
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Photograph of a Newport, Kentucky Hanging,
Lot # 1362 - Photograph of a Newport, Kentucky Hanging,
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Pair of Wrought Iron & Silver Overlaid Western Spurs,
Lot # 1765 - Pair of Wrought Iron & Silver Overlaid Western Spurs,
with wrought steel rowels with ten spikes each, shank with inlaid silver and copper beading, exterior face of yolk inlaid with silver bead work and a stylized motif, the reverse, with an inlaid geometric pattern in silver. Slots for leather straps with attached wrought buttons with silver plate, ori... > Item Details
Brady CDV of Seth Kinman,
Lot # 1539 - Brady CDV of Seth Kinman,
showing this bearded hunter in buckskin and fur, holding a Plains rifle with large Bowie knife at belt, with printed title along lower margin Seth Kinman, California Hunter and Trapper, who presented President Lincoln with the Elk Horn Chair, dated 1864 with Brady D.C. imprint. > Item Details
Boudoir Photographs of Calletano, Navajo,
Lot # 354 - Boudoir Photographs of Calletano, Navajo,
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Cabinet Card of Engineer of the Suez Canal, De Lesseps,
Lot # 1370 - Cabinet Card of Engineer of the Suez Canal, De Lesseps,
signed in pencil along lower margin with imprint of Navarz, Paris. Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) was the French developer of the Suez Canal and also attempted to build a lockless Panama Canal, but failed. > Item Details
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Lot # 1188 - Libbie Custer Signed Copy of Boots & Saddles,
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Four  Civil War CDVs of Union Western Commanders, Including CMOH,
Lot # 1125 - Four Civil War CDVs of Union Western Commanders, Including CMOH,
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