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Lot # 547
A FINE GATHERING OF CONFEDERATE CURRENCY,
lot of 21, includes the following CSA notes: $50 Richmond Feb. 17, 1864; two $20 Richmond Feb. 17, 1864; $10 Richmond Feb. 17, 1864; $5 Richmond Sept. 2, 1861; $1 Richmond June 2, 1862, PLUS the following states and bank notes; $10, North Carolina, Jan. 1, 1863; two $5 North Carolina, Jan. 1, 1863; Virginia, March 13, 1862; Bank of Fayetteville, N.C., 1853; $1, Virginia, July 21, 1862; $1 Greensboro Mutual, Oct. 1, 1861; AND the following fractional currency state and bank notes; 50 cent North Carolina, Jan. 1, 1866; 20 (1861), 25 (1862) and 50 cent (1861) Augusta Savings Bank; 75 cent County of Greenbrier, Va., March 29, 1862; 10 and 25 cent North Carolina, Sept. 1, 1862; 25 cent South Carolina, Jan. 1, 1863; 15 cent City of Charleston, S.C., June 1862; AND on $6 clipped coupon North Carolina, October 1862.
See lots 497, 512, 513, and 530 - 548 for additional materials from this extensive archive. (EST $500-$700)
Condition: None with cancellations or cuts, all with some margin wear and folds, from VG to G.
Lot # 587
CIVIL WAR COIN SILVER PRESENTATION POCKET WATCH, 1861,
coin silver key wind hunters case engraved on back Presented To Capt. C.C. Tupper by D.B. Ellsworth and R.F. Gibson Oct. 25, 1861, front cover with shield form escutcheon engraved CC/T, enameled dial marked Rockford Watch Co./Illinois, movement marked L.C. Reisner/Mercersburg, Pa. 76916 and case marked Keystone/Coin, 2.3" diameter case. The Rockford (Illinois) Watch Company did not begin production until May 1876 using parts made by outside contract. Evidently, this silver presentation case was refitted with a later 19th century movement which is not uncommon. None of the names could be confirmed in HDS. Includes two keys. (EST $300-$400)
Condition: Currently working, else VG+. We do not guarantee working order of watches.
Lot # 588
COIN SILVER CIVIL WAR POCKET WATCH WITH ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF GEN. BANKS,
key wind in hunters case with a very fine engraved shoulder length portrait of General Banks on front cover with laurel wreath surround and ribbon banner below with Gen. Banks, enameled dial marked James Jaquet/St. Imier, movement cove engraved with same and Patent Lever N 10981. Case with European hall marks, with engraved floral spray on back, 2" diameter. (EST $250-$400)
Condition: Crack in dial, not currently running.
Lot # 589
GAR PHOTOGRAPH AND PRESENTATION POCKET WATCH,
gold filled hunters case with engraved GAR medal on rear cover, owner's initial on front, interior movement cover engraved Presented To Past Dept. Commander T.C. DeJean By Dept. Of South Dak. G.A.R. June 24th 08, enameled dial marked Waltham, movement marked 21 Jewel Crescent St. Waltham Mass. 15010074, 2" diameter case with 14" watch chain. Lot includes a 7.5" x 9.25" silver print photograph of DeJean wearing GAR coat with medals, and photo copies of pages from a book entitled South Dakota Historical Collections Illustrated Volume XVI Part 1 1939, Pierre, S.D., Hipple Printing Co. with page 79 having highlighted section reading During the closing moments of this encampment Past Commander Phil Lawrence on behalf of the comrades, presented Commander DeJean with a beautiful Waltham watch as a token of their regard for him.
Thomas Cyrenus DeJean enlisted as a corporal in Co. H, 155th OVI, severely wounded at Chancellorsville and had his left leg amputated. The 155th OVI was in the battles of Second Bull Run, at Chancellorsville the unit lost 153 men KIA, wounded and missing with our boy being one of the wounded, lost about 50 men at Gettysburg, then sent to Tennessee and engaged at Missionary Ridge, and participated in all the battle in which the 20th Corps was engaged with last battle being at Bentonville where they lost 33 men. Lot includes printed soldiers and unit history from www.civilwardata.com. (EST $300-$500)
Condition: Not currently running, else VG.
Lot # 836
SILVER PRESENTATION PLAQUE TO CAPT. JOHN BIGELOW, 9TH BAT. MASS. LIGHT ARTILLERY,
and other items associated with Major John Bigelow, Jr., unrelated men with similar names. Includes a rectangular silver plate with period engraved inscription reading Presented by the men of the 9th Battery/Mass. Light Artillery/To Capt. John Bigelow/For heroism July 2, 1863, 1" x 3.65" with canted corners. With Union forces being overrun by butternut and gray, men being pulled to support weak points in one part of the battlefield left gaps in the lines elsewhere. The 9th Mass. LA led by Capt. Bigelow held the road between the Peach Orchard and Trostle Farm buildings until a new artillery line could be formed by Col. McGilvery about 400 yards to the rear. It cost them dearly. With more than half of the men killed or wounded, including Bigelow himself, and all horses killed, eventually the 9th MA LA was forced to leave 4 guns and retreat.
Lot also includes a manuscript letter written by John Bigelow to a friend, Mrs. Terry, dated Jan. 24, 1915, declining an invitation due to needing to get work done on his book for the publishers, with strong autograph in blue ink on folded stationery, AND book entitled The Campaign of Chancellorsville [April 27-May 5, 1863] by Major John Bigelow, Jr., U.S.A. A Critical Review Reprinted by permission from The Sun of November 6th, 13th and 20th, 1910 by James Harrison Wilson late Major General U.S.V., 8vo in plain light card stock folder printed wraps, 77pp with fold out 15" x 19" map, with tipped in card of Major John Bigelow, Jr. U.S. Cavalry, Retired, and book plate of Roderick Terry and Newport Historical Society. John Bigelow, Jr. (1854-1936) was the son of John Bigelow (1817 - 1911), Lincoln's consul to Paris during the Civil War, journalist and author. One of the senior Bigelow's tasks was to keep the French from aiding the Confederacy. John, Jr. was a graduate of USMA (1877 - Cullen #2686) and chose a career in the military. Out of West Point, he was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the 10th U.S. Cavalry. He was a veteran of the Indian Wars and Spanish American War (wounded Battle of Santiago), as well as following in his father's journalistic footsteps. He wrote an account of trailing Geronimo during the Apache Campaign of 1886 along with other military analyses, such as the treatise on Chancellorsville reviewed in the pamphlet in this lot. (EST $300-$400)
Condition: Expected wear to silver, letter VG+, book with minor wear to margins of wraps, VG.
Lot # 853
HAMILTON OR CINCINNATI, OHIO, GAR PHOTOGRAPH,
showing a large group of elderly gentlemen in front of a stately stone and brick home, most wearing ribbon and medals, found in Hamilton, Ohio, 10.5" x 13.5", matted and framed, 16.5" x 20". (EST $150-$200)
Condition: VG. Not removed from frame.
Lot # 854
FOUR ENAMELED GAR BADGES, BRIGADIER THROUGH LT. GENERAL,
all are standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with U.S. national flag silk ribbons, or yellow silk ribbon, includes one bar form single silver star pinback, on enameled black ground, PLUS two silver star bar on enameled red ground with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, PLUS three silver star bar on yellow enameled ground with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, AND four silver star bar from on black enameled ground with bronze spread winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, all about 3.5" to 4" long. (EST $500-$700)
Condition: All VG+ to EXC.
Lot # 855
FOUR ENAMELED GAR BADGES, MAJOR THROUGH COLONEL,
all are standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with U.S. national flag silk ribbons, includes two different bar form oak leaf cluster pinbacks, one on enameled white ground and one on enameled black ground, PLUS third oak leaf cluster bar on enameled red ground with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, AND bird Colonel bar from with silver shield breasted eagle on blue enameled ground, with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, and small gold filled shield below bar and above star with red, white and blue enamel, all about 3.5" to 4" long. (EST $400-$500)
Condition: 1st with soiled ribbon, else VG; 2nd and 3rd VG+; 4th small gold filled shield with enamel loss, else VG+.
Lot # 856
FOUR GAR BADGES, 2ND LT. THROUGH CAPTAIN,
raised wings example is very early, all are standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with U.S. national flag silk ribbons, includes with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, PLUS blue enameled bar form pinback for 2nd lieutenant PLUS 1st lieutenant bar from on blue enameled ground, AND captain's bar form on blue enameled ground with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback, all about 3" to 3.75" long. (EST $300-$400)
Condition: Minor soil on silk and 1st lieutenant, star somewhat patinated, VG- to VG+.
Lot # 857
SERGEANTS ENAMELED GAR MEDAL,
with standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback U.S. national flag silk ribbon with sergeant black enameled bronze stripes, 4" long. (EST $150-$250)
Condition: Some loss of enamel and slight soil on silk, still VG-.
Lot # 858
MASTER SEARGENT ENAMELED GAR MEDAL,
with standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinback U.S. national flag silk ribbon with top sergeant blue enameled bronze stripes, 4" long. (EST $200-$300)
Lot # 859
TWO SCARCE ENAMELED CHAPLAINS GAR BADGES,
both are standard cast bronze five-pointed star GAR medals with bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon pinbacks, one with light blue silk ribbon and bar form with brass cross for chaplain on blue enameled ground, AND 2nd with U.S. national flag silk ribbon with brass C for chaplain also on blue enameled ground, 4.25" and 3.75" long. (EST $250-$400)
Condition: Both VG to VG+.
Lot # 860
FIVE LATER FINE BRONZE GAR REPRESENTATIVE BADGES,
includes a four-part medal lacking silk back with the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, attached to bronze medallion with Delegate/GAR/Mt. Vernon 1925, attached to a bronze buckeye leaf and nut in high relief, which is attached to a circular bronze medallion with Memorial Building/Mt. Vernon, Ohio, reverse with Ohio state seal, stamped on 2nd medallion The Lilley Co./Columbus, O., 6" long, PLUS a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, attached to gilt bronze medallion with GAR in red, white and blue enamel, over Representative, attached to a silvered bronze medallion with Minnesota State Capital building and GAR star seal and St. Paul 1933/67th National Encampment, attached to circular bronze medallion with high relief bust portrait of Mathias L. Snyder Department Commander 1921, reverse with 56th Annual Encampment Department of Wisconsin G.A.R. Eau Claire June 12-13-14 1922 and silvered medallion stamped on reverse Western Badge & Novelty Co./Badges, Banners, Buttons St. Paul Minn., 6" long, PLUS four-part medal lacking silk back with the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, attached to bronze medallion with laurel wreath, GAR star, GAR and Representative/When Can Their Glory Fade, attached to bronze medallion with relief of a 20th century public building and Grand Rapids/Mich., attached to circular bronze medallion with bust portrait of Alfred E. Stacey Commander In Chief, reverse with 69th National Encampment G.A.R. Sept. 8-12, 1935 Grand Rapids Mich., with 1st medallion marked on reverse The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J., 6.75" long, PLUS a three-part medal with golden silk ribbon with gilt bronze pinback with Representative/GAR, attached to gilt bronze medallion with relief scene of soldier holding U.S. national flag with steamship and factory in background and agricultural implements at feet with surrounding inscription 60th National Encampment Des Moines 1926 with spread-winged eagle surmount, attached to circular gilt bronze with high relief bust portrait of uniformed John B. Inman Commander In Chief, reverse with 60th Nat’l Encampment Des Moines, Ia. Sept, 1925, 4.75" long, AND a three-part medal with red silk ribbon back with bronze pinback with 37th Dept. Encampment/G.A.R./Kalamazoo, Mich. with spread-winged eagle surmount, attached to bronze bar form medallion with Delegate/June 16-17-18-1915, attached to bronze medallion with relief, camp cooking kettle over fire with crossed U.S. national flags surmount and Kalamazoo, stamped on reverse The Mendergon Ames Co./Kalamazoo, Mich., 5" long. (EST $300-$500)
Condition: 1st lacking ribbon, else EXC.; 2nd-4th with very slight wear to ribbons, else EXC.
Lot # 861
FOUR LATER FINE BRONZE GAR REPRESENTATIVE BADGES,
all with brass or bronze four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, (two with second red, white and blue ribbon behind) pinbacks are the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls with attached bar below with Representative, or GAR Representative, 1st with shield shaped bronze medallion with Old Abe in relief (eagle mascot), state capital building and Madison Wisconsin 1937, attached to circular bronze medallion with bust portrait of C.H. William Ruhe Commander In Chief, reverse with 71st National Encampment G.A.R. Sept. 3-10, 1937 Madison, Wisconsin, 6.5" long, PLUS 2nd with silvered five-pointed star form medallion with bust of U.S. Grant and his birthplace and Cincinnati, Ohio/GAR, attached to circular bronze medallion with uniformed bust portrait of Edwin J. Foster Commander In Chief, reverse with 64th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic Aug. 24-29, 1939 Cincinnati, Ohio with laurel wreath surround, silvered star medallion stamped on reverse The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J., 5.75" long, PLUS 3rd a four-part bronze medal, hanger as above, with double silk ribbon backing as above and bronze medallion with Representative/GAR, attached to a silvered bronze medallion with a soldier's monument and 63rd National Encampment September 1929 Portland, attached to a circular bronze medallion with bust portrait of John Reese Commander In Chief G.A.R., , reverse with 63rd National Encampment Grand Army of the Republic Portland, Maine Sept. 8-13, 1929, with all three hangers and pinback marked on reverse Bastan Bros. Co. Rochester, N.Y., 6" long, AND a three-part medal with pinback as above, ribbons as previous and a bronze shield shaped medallion with scene of Moffat Tunnel, attached to circular bronze medallion with bust portrait of Elbridge L. Hawk Commander In Chief G.A.R., reverse with 62nd National Encampment G.A.R. Sept. 16-21, 1928 Denver Colo. with laurel wreath surround, both hangers and pinback marked The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J. on reverse, 6" long. (EST $400-$500)
Condition: All with very slight margin wear to ribbons, else EXC.
Lot # 862
LARGE GROUP OF GAR & UCV MEDALS & RIBBONS,
lot of 15, including 1st is a three-part brass, cello and silk ribbon with polychrome cello pinback with stamped brass scrollwork surround with clasping hands, attached to bar form cell with Member, attached to circular Army of Northern Virginia battle flag also in stamped brass scrollwork surround, with red silk ribbon backing with metallic brass edging and tassels and silvered lettering R.E. Lee Camp, No. 887 U.C.V. Charleston, W. Va., back with black silk lining and same inscription in silvered lettering, 7.75" long, PLUS 2nd a red silk ribbon with applied silk Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, also in silk and silvered lettering Souvenir 18th Re-Union La. Div. Army of Tennessee April 6th, 1895 New Orleans, 2.75" x 7.5" long, PLUS 3rd a red, blue and yellow enameled chromed brass collar button with relief five-pointed star center and UVU 1861-1865, 0.75" diameter, PLUS 4th a cast bronze octagonal medal with red, white and blue silk ribbon pinback with engraved 65 with cast laurel wreath surround, reverse engraved G.R. Metzger, Jr. Distinguished Service Presented 2-1-29, 2.8" long, PLUS 5th a two-part cast bronze medal with bar from pinback with Columbus/1888, attached to a figural bronze buckeye nut with relief entwined GAR, hinged and opens to reveal a silvered stamped medallion with Twenty-Second National Encampment G.A.R. Columbus, Ohio Sept. 11, 1888 with double red, white and blue silk backing, 3" long, PLUS 6th a two-part cello medal with cello pinback with brass surround and New York attached to circular medallion with polychrome cello of a GAR medal and Grand Army of the Republic with double silk backing, top being a 13 star woven silk U.S. national flag, 1.8" x 2.5", over cream silk with silvered lettering Forty-Fifth National Encampment G.A.R. Rochester, N.Y. August, 1911 with brass tassels, 8" long, PLUS 7th a stamped brass and aluminum three-part medal with spread-winged eagle clutching crossed U.S. national flags and 19 Boston 04, attached to bar form medallion with red, white and blue enamel painted G.A.R., attached to brass medallion with stamped circular aluminum center with Massachusetts state seal, brass surround with relief of four Boston landmarks and a wagon hub with 38th National Encampment G.A.R., reverse with crossed GAR star seal in center, Official Souvenir and surround of relief crossed arms and equipment, pinback marked Schwabs & Co. Milwaukee, 3" long, PLUS 8th a two-part cello ribbon with three silk ribbons, brass framed cello pinback with copy of a GAR medal and Grand Army of the Republic, circular hanging medallion with battle scene of Union Artillery, three silks with short red, white and blue over white over black with silver lettering Wallace Post No. 95 Flat Rock, Mich with silver metallic fringe and tassels, 8" long, PLUS 9th a stamped two-part brass medal with red, white and blue ribbon, bar form pinback with Souvenir, attached to a shield shaped medallion with cutout five-pointed star center with 25th Natl. Encampment GAR Detroit, 2.5" long, PLUS 10th a scarce Society of Confederate Veterans two-part cast bronze medal with red and white silk ribbon, bar form pinback with relief of Confederate Memorial Institute Richmond, Va., attached to a shield shaped medallion with high relief full-length portrait of uniformed R.E. Lee and 37th Convention S.C.V., 3" long, PLUS 11th a red silk ribbon with gilt lettering and stamped brass bar form pinback with G.A.R., ribbon with 8th Annual Encampment Department of Michigan Jackson April 21st 1886 with brass tassels, 7.5" long, PLUS 12th white silk ribbon with red and gold lettering G.A.R. Memorial Post 141 Cleveland Ohio National Encampment Boston, Mass. April 12, 1890 with brass tassels, 7" long, PLUS 13th yellow silk ribbon with blue lettering G.A.R. Encampment Department of Michigan June 18, 19, 20, 1912, 6" long, PLUS 14th unprinted red silk ribbon 7" long, AND 15th a three-part cast bronze medal with red, white and blue silk ribbon, from Allied War Veterans Convention Pontiac, 1930, marked on reverse The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J., 3.5" long. (EST $300-$500)
Condition: 1st very slight damage to tassels, still VG+; 2nd margin wear and short tear upper right, G+; 3rd EXC; 4th ribbon with some wear, VG; 5th missing one of the two interior medallions and slight soil to silk; 6th slight soil and wear to silk, else VG; 7th VG+; 8th moderate wear to silks and even toning on cellos; 9th soil and wear to silk, else VG; 10th silk quite worn, else VG; 11th very slight wear, VG; 12th slight soil and lacking pinback; 13th many tears, P; 14th VG; 15th silk very worn and separated, else VG.
Lot # 863
LARGE GROUP OF GAR MEDALS & RIBBONS,
lot of 11, includes 1st a stamped brass two-part Union Veterans Union medal with crossed saber and bar pinback with circular medallion center with five-pointed star and UVU 1861-1865, with red, golden and blue silk ribbon hanger and brass medallion with crossed rifles, cannon and anchor with Union Veterans Union, 3.5" long, PLUS 2nd cast bronze medal with polychrome silk ribbon, medal with entwined A. N. & U in center surrounded with from top clockwise Army Corps castle, crossed sabers, anchor, crossed rifles, Marine Corps badge, and crossed cannon, with spread-winged eagle surmount, 3.5" long, PLUS 3rd a stamped brass six-pointed star medal with silk ribbon hanger stamped Souvenir Re-Union of the Army of the Potomac over field cannon in center, with each arm of star from top clockwise reading Banquet, Prize Drill, Detroit, blank & Sham Battle, 2.5" less silk, PLUS 4th a white silk ribbon with gold lettering and brass mounted cello pinback with Member, circular 1.75" diameter brass mounted cello on lower half of ribbon with scene of Union army camp with officers on horseback, ribbon with 29th Annual/Reunion over two appliquéd crossed U.S. national woven silk flags and on lower half 131st Reg't Pa. Vols./Milton, Penn./Sept. 17, 1902 with brass tassels, reverse with printed paper label of Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J., 8.25" long, PLUS 5th a silk and cello ribbon with brass mounted polychrome cello pinback with printed GAR medal and Grand Army of the Republic brown silk ribbon top attached to a 2.5" x 3.75" flat cello with crossed U.S. national flags, GAR medal and entwined GAR, silk with silver Pomeroy/Post No. 48/Jackson, Mich. above cello and Honor The Noble Dead below cello with single brass tassel, reverse with printed label Torsch & Lee Baltimore, Md., 11" long, PLUS 6th another scarce UVU ribbon, with blank brass bar from pinback, red silk ribbon with black portrait of uniformed veteran over gold 7th National Encampment U.V.U. over printed and appliquéd copy of the above U.V.U. medal, over Washington D.C. 1892. with brass tassels, 10" long, PLUS 7th a white silk ribbon with blue text reading Army of the Potomac with stamped brass spread-winged eagle clutching U.S. shield, olive and laurel branches, 5" long, PLUS 8th orange silk ribbon with stamped bar form brass pinback with high relief GAR, text on ribbon 43rd National Encampment Prisoners of War Washington, D.C. Sept. 27-30 1915, 7" long, PLUS 9th a silk GAR Army of the Cumberland, New Members Committee silk ribbon with polychrome cello pinback in brass surround with clasping hands, crossed flags and eagle, 3" x 6.5", PLUS 10th a purple silk ribbon with gold lettering reading Representative Grand Encampment At Flint October 11 & 12, 1892 over three links of chain, 7" long, AND a red, white and blue silk ribbon with gold eagle atop U.S. shield clutching arrows and olive branch, text in gold reading The American Union One and Inseparable 25th National Encampment G.A.R. Detroit, Mich. August 4-7, 1897 and marked along bottom margin Union Soldiers Co. Philad., 6.5" long. (EST $300-$500)
Condition: 1st slight wear at margins of silk, else VG; 2nd missing pinback, else VG; 3rd bends and one point of star damaged, only G; 4th margin wear to silk and some interior separation, VG-; 5th minor toning of cellos and fading of silk; 6th VG+; 7th and 8th minor margin wear to silk, VG; 9th faded and separation with card stock added to stabilize silk, only G; 10th and 11th minor wear at ends and lacks pinback.
Lot # 864
TWO FINE ENAMELED REPRESENTATIVES GAR BADGES,
includes a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, attached to bronze medallion with Representative in red enameled ribbon banner over red, white and blue enameled GAR with laurel wreath surround, attached to a silvered bronze medallion with scene from battle of Lake Erie with anchor and rope surround, attached to circular bronze medallion with uniformed shoulder-length high relief portrait of Admiral Perry with surrounding inscription 42nd National Encampment Toledo, Ohio 1908, reverse stamped Bastan Bros. Co./Rochester, N.Y., 6.5", AND a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, with bar below reading 41st National Encampment/Saratoga Springs, 1907, attached to bronze medallion with red, white and blue enameled crossed U.S. national flags above two oval chromolithographed cellos of monument, flanked by embossed Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers with two ribbon banners below reading Saratoga Monument & Cottage above full-length ribbon banner with Representative, attached to shield-shaped bronze medallion with raised circular bust portrait of U.S. Grant with smaller GAR crest above with oak and laurel leaf surround and ribbon banner below with Let Us Have Peace, stamped on reverse The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.Y. with printed paper label from same company on back of silk, 6.5" long. (EST $400-$600)
Condition: Both EXC.
Lot # 865
ENAMELED 53RD NATIONAL GAR ENCAMPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BADGE,
a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, over gilt bronze medallion with red, white and blue enameled U.S. national flag, GAR and Representative in blue enamel, attached to a cast silvered medallion with state capital building of Ohio and ribbon banner below with landing of Columbus and Columbus, O. 1919, attached to a circular bronze medallion with uniformed shoulder-length portrait with embossed inscription surround reading General William Tecumseh Sherman, reverse with 53rd National Encampment G.A.R. Sept. 7-13, 1919 Columbus, Ohio with laurel wreath surround, pinback stamped on reverse The M.C. Lilley & Co./Columbus, O., 6.5" long. (EST $300-$500)
Lot # 866
ENAMELED GAR REPRESENTATIVES BADGE, 47TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT,
a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, over gilt brass oval with Representative over red, white and blue enameled G.A.R., over a silvered hanger with cityscape with ribbon banners at top and bottom reading Historical Industrial Commercial/Chattanooga, Tenn./The Dynamo of Dixie, over circular bronze medallion with shoulder length profile of unidentified gentleman and embossed inscription around margins reading Forty-Seventh National Encampment G.A.R. September 15-20 1913, reverse stamped Whitehead & Hoag Co./Newark, N.J., 5.75" long. (EST $250-$400)
Lot # 867
37TH GAR ENAMELED REPRESENTATIVE BADGE FOR CHARLES BURROWS,
three part with golden silk ribbon backing, gilt spread-winged eagle pinback with eagle clutching red enameled bar with Representative, central badge in gilt with garter with high relief bronze grizzly bear head, garter with 37th National Encampment San Francisco 1903 on white enameled ground, flanked by polychrome enameled U.S. national flag at left and California state flag at right, lower hanger is gilt five-pointed star with red, white and blue GAR in center, stamped on reverse The Pettibone Bros. MFG. Co. Cin’t., O., 5.75" long, in original purple card stock box with hinged lid and gilt Representative Badge/37th National Encampment/G.A.R./San Francisco August, 1903/Made By/The Pettibone Bros. MFG. Co./Cincinnati-San Francisco./T.A. Nerney, Manager/For Pacific Coast, 3.3" x 7.3". Inside the box is the printed card of Charles Burrows, Quarter Master General Grand Army of the Republic Rutherford, N.Y. (EST $300-$500)
Condition: Medal is EXC, card with slight toning, else EXC; box with split corners and other damage, still VG-.
Lot # 868
34TH GAR DELEGATES GILT & ENAMELED BADGE,
a four-part medal with two-piece golden and red silk ribbon backing, pinback has gilt brass spread-winged eagle atop winged Victory with trumpet and laurel wreath, attached to a 0.75" gilt brass circular medallion with City of Chicago Incorporated 1837 in blue enameled with city crest in center, above stamped gilt brass ribbon banner with Delegate, attached to a very elaborate open work gilt brass five-pointed star GAR medal with red, white and blue enameled letters and background of enameled crossed U.S. national flags with yellow enameled garter with 34th National Encampment, stamped on reverse S.U. Childs & Co. Engravers, Chicago, Ill., 5.5" long. (EST $300-$400)
Condition: Very slight wear to gilt, VG+.
Lot # 869
46TH GAR REPRESENTATIVE ENAMELED BADGE,
a four-part medal with golden silk ribbon backing, pinback is the standard bronze spread-winged eagle clutching crossed cannon with saber and stacked cannon balls, over gilt bronze medallion with Representative in red enamel over red, white and blue GAR with oranges and leaf wreath surround, attached to a silvered bronze medallion with high relief figure of grizzly bear in forest setting with mountains in background and Los Angeles, Cal. in ribbon banner at bottom, attached to circular bronze medallion with high relief shoulder length portrait of Sherman? And surrounding inscription Forty-Sixth National Encampment 1912, 5.5" long. (EST $250-$400)
Lot # 871
LARGE GROUP OF GAR MEDALS, RIBBONS & OTHER MEMORABILIA,
lot of 30, includes two chromolithographed postcards, PLUS one standard GAR bronze medal with silk flag hanger, PLUS four different cello medals, two with silk ribbons, PLUS printed envelope for Grand Army Badge of Captured Cannon Metal, dated 1886, PLUS hat badge, PLUS belt plate, PLUS four different collar button studs, PLUS two different brass buttons, one sleeve and one coat, PLUS an enameled gold-plated miniature standard GAR medal pin, PLUS two different figural pinbacks, one of knapsack with canteen, and second of hat with saber and canteen with ribbon, PLUS 2.75" diameter bronze medallion from 39th National Encampment, Denver, Sept. 1905, with summit of Pikes Peak, PLUS two tokens, PLUS button hole medal with MOP backing, AND six other pinback medals. (EST $400-$500)
Condition: Most VG to VG, a few holed and with wear to ribbons.
Lot # 872
GROUP OF GAR MEDALS & RIBBONS,
lot of 23. A collection of 125th Illinois Infantry GAR ribbons and pins, all pinback, and include: a four part 29th Annual Reunion ribbon, made of white silk and with gold lettering, with attached cello of Lincoln, and brass mount with member encased inside, 2" x 7"; PLUS a 30th, 32nd, 35th, and 36th (4) three-part Annual Reunion ribbons, two with a ribbon resembling a U.S. flag, one with a red, white, and blue ribbon, the last with a white ribbon, and all with a mounted cello including a bust of William Frazier, a bust of Sherman,and a bust of Wm W. Fellows, each with a tin or brass mount containing member or Illinois encased inside, three of the ribbons are 2" x 4", the 32nd ribbon is 2" x 5.25"; PLUS a 24th, 27th, and 40th (3) two-part Annual Reunion ribbons, all with red, white, and blue ribbon, two with a cello, one with Lady Liberty, the other with the bust of an elderly gentleman, the third contains a tin mount encased with 1862-1921, 1.25" x 1.5" (27th), 1.25 x 3.5" (24th), 2" x 4.5" (40th); PLUS a three-part ribbon with a red, white, and blue ribbon, and with an attached copper medal with an engraving of Gen. John C. Black and a view of his bust, on verso, 33d Annual Encampment, above, a copper mount engraving with Representative, 1.75" x 4.5"; AND two ribbons, the 22nd and 26th, bearing a cello acorn, each with a blue ribbon, the 22nd with a copper mount.
Also included is a four-part Kennesaw Post No. 77 Danville Ill. ribbon that bears a depiction of two American flags above, a brass mounting that reads Grand Army Of The Republic attached below gold colored tassels. On verso, an attached black ribbon reading Honor of the Noble Dead/In Memoriam/Kennesaw Post No. 77/Danville ILL., 3" x 8"; PLUS a three-part Post No. 77, GAR ribbon in a shade of blue, with gold colored tassles below and encased brass mount of GAR above, 2.5" x 8"; AND a two-part Kennesaw Post No. 77 Memorial Day ribbon with attached cello inscribed with Grand Army Of The Republic 1861-Veteran-1866, 1.25" x 3".
Also included is a 1st, 17th, and 25th Annual Reunion ribbons, all with black printed text, 1.5" x 6" (1st), 4.25" x 1.25" (17th), 1.5" x 7" (25th), AND a four-part Twenty-Eighth Annual Reunion /Southern Illinois/ Soldiers & Sailors/Reunion Association/Pinckneyville/August 10,12,12, 19190 ribbon with a cello of Gen. C.W. Pavey, a brass mounting above, and tassels below, the ribbon is a shade of blue, 3" x 8".
Associated documents (4) pertain to the history of service of Peter J. Hurter who served in the 82nd Illinois Infantry and volunteered as a fireman in 1858. Included is a 1p Veterans Administration printed document that recounts his Civil War service, 8" x 10.5"; PLUS a card stock wrap Roster from the Daughters of Union Veterans, 8pp; PLUS a handwritten document with the history of his War service, 5.5" x 8.25"; PLUS a written document of his service as a fireman, 6" x 7.25". Also included: a printed yellow silk ribbon from Third Reunion 2nd Wis. Cavalry Praire du Chien, June 11, 12, & 13 1890, 2.25" x 8.75" long. (EST $250-$350)
Condition: General wear, the General Pavey ribbon is split in the center, missing text in brass mount, and cello is loose, else VG+.
Lot # 873
40 GAR, LINCOLN & OTHER RIBBONS,
lot of 42, including the following Confederate veteran organization medals and ribbons; 1st a two-part stamped brass medal with pinback having CSA and Army of Northern Virginia crossed flags and UCV Veteran, red and white silk hanger with medallion with central scene of Lookout Mountain and stamped inscription U.C.V. Reunion Chattanooga Tenn. Lookout Mt. May 27-29 1913 reverse with Official Veteran Badge Made By Schwaab Stamp & Seal Co. Milwaukee, Wis., 3.5" long, PLUS 2nd cast copper two-part medal with paint enameled stars and bars shield and U.C.V. shield flanking 18th Annual Reunion May 27-28-29, 1913 bar form pinback with shield shaped medal with Chattanooga below mountain landscape and General below locomotive, reverse marked Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J., 1.75" long, PLUS 3rd stamped copper two-part medal with paint enameled stars and bars flanking shield with 22nd UCV Reunion Macon Ga. May 7-9, 1912 pinback with circular medal with mounted Lee and Jackson and surrounding inscription Last Meeting of Lee and Jackson, reverse marked Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J., 3" long, PLUS 4th a stamped bronze medal with blue and silver silk hanger, medal with soldiers refilling canteens and Perryville Pilgrimage, marked on reverse Metal Arts Co. Roch., N.Y., 4" long, PLUS 5th a medal with blanks stamped tin name tag pinback, with red and white striped silk marked in silver Delegate 25th Convention U.D.C. Louisville, Ky. April 1-5, 1919 with 1.75" circular cello in tin frame with soldiers monument marked Confederate Monument Louisville Kentucky, 4" long, PLUS 6th a two-part medal with red and white silk ribbon with silver lettering A.E. Rees Chapter 622 U.D.C. Madisonville, Ky., cello bar form pinback in brass frame with Member and 1.25" diameter cell medal with bust of young woman and crossed CSA National and Army of Northern Virginia flags, ribbon with coiled metallic tassels, 5.75" long, PLUS 7th white silk ribbon with red printing Delegate 28th Annual Convention United Daughters of Confederacy Frankfort, Kentucky, Oct. 15-16, 1924, 6.25" long; PLUS 8th a two-part cello medal with ribbon, pinback in stamped brass frame with cello Golden Anniversary red, white and blue ribbon with 40th Annual Reunion 84th Indiana Vol. Infantry Richmond, Ind. Sept. 10, 1912 with 1.75" cello of Lincoln, marked St. Louis Button Co., 4.75" long, PLUS 9th stamped bronze medal with bust of Lincoln and 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln, with red, white and blue ribbon with pinback, reverse with Scout Bill Momein Walked in Lincoln’s Steps9-18-60 marked Whitehead & Hoag, 3" long, PLUS 10th-14th five different Lincoln related cello pinback medals, three are 1.25" and two are 0.8" diameter, one of larger is a premium from Ward’s Tip Top Bread, PLUS 15th a black and silver memorial GAR ribbon for J.C. Besier Camp No. 339 Vermillion, Ill., 2.5" x 9.5", PLUS 16th a relic pinback with lead minie ball/bullet with red silk bow, clear cello pinback over paper label reading Complements of Ben Harrison Camp No. 356 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 3" long, PLUS 17th-31st all Daughters of Union Veterans pinback medals dating from 1929-52, all with silk, three with cello pinbacks and all others with stamped bronze pinbacks and medals, PLUS 32nd-37th all Women’s Relief Corps pinback badges, 1930-36 one with cello pinback, one with stamped brass and four with bronze, PLUS 38th and 39th both Sons of Union Veterans pinback ribbons, 1934 and 1936, one with stamped brass and one stamped bronze, AND 40th a cello and silk ribbon pinback with Cleveland Next Convention. (EST $400-$500)
Condition: 1st VG; 2nd and 3rd EXC; 4th missing pinback, else VG; 5th some separation in silk and spots on cello, VG-; 6th hole in silk and spot on pinback cello, VG-; 7th a number of pulls in silk, only G+; 8th pin detached but present, slight fading on silk and spots on cello, VG-; 9th light fading of silk and minor oxidation on medal, VG-; 10th-14th all with slight toning, VG; 15th lacking pinback with very slight wear, VG; 16th-40th VG+.
Lot # 874
GROUP OF MICHIGAN GAR RIBBONS & EPHEMERA,
lot of 15, includes 1st a two-part cast bronze medal with red silk ribbon on original card stock backing marked Bastian Bros. Co. Rochester, N.Y., bronze pinback with shallow relief of Detroit skyline with Detroit, Michigan and cello covered window for name tag, attached to medallion with central GAR seal with crossed flags and laurel wreath and Grand Army of the Republic Veteran 1861-1865, 44th Annual Encampment GAR Detroit, Michigan, marked on reverse as above card, ribbon with gilt inscription Delegate Detroit June 14-16 1922, 5.25" long, PLUS 2nd white silk ribbon with brass mounted cello pinback with 16th Michigan Infantry, ribbon with printed red, white and blue corps badge and circular Civil War uniformed portrait of commander of 16th and gilt inscription 25th Annual Reunion of the 16th Mich. Vet. Vol. Infantry Association Detroit, Mich. Sept. 14, 1905. with brass tassels, 9.5" long, PLUS 3rd black silk ribbon with brass mounted cello pinback with G.A.R. flanked by field cannon and stacked shells, ribbon with circular brass mounted cello pinback with printed GAR medal on U.S. national flag ground and Grand Army of the Republic, ribbon with appliquéd woven polychrome silk crossed U.S. national flags with Honor The Noble Dead above, silver printed urn between flags with entwined GAR, over Geo. H. Thomas Post No. 14 G.A.R. Benton Harbor, Mich. with hanging brass tassels, 9.5" long, stamped in silver on reverse Balte Badge Supply Co. Baltimore, Md., PLUS 4th a red silk ribbon with brass bar form pinback, ribbon with attached rectangular cello polychrome printed GAR medal, gilt inscription on ribbon reading Committee Benton Harbor, Mich. 1893 with brass tassel, 8.5" long, PLUS 5th blur silk ribbon with cast brass gilt pinback with circular polychrome center cello with state seal of Michigan, pinback is laurel wreath surround with spread-winged eagle clutching U.S. national flag on staff, ribbon with black printed Dedication over illustration of soldiers monument and Michigan April 9, 1872. General Committee of Arrangements., 8.25" long, PLUS 6th a blue silk ribbon with gilt inscription Society of the Army of the Tennessee 13th Annual Re-Union Chicago, Nov. 12 & 13 1897 with Army of Tennessee Seal and brass bar form pinback, 7" long, PLUS 7th white silk ribbon with blue printed U.S. national flag at top over Forty Fifth Annual Reunion of the Berrien County Battalion Sept. 11-12 1931 St. Joseph, Mich. G.A.R., 6" long, PLUS 8th-14th, seven other printed silk ribbons from Michigan GAR events including 1st Michigan Infantry, 67th Reg. O.V.V.I., Society of the Army of the Cumberland & 1st Mich. Engineers, dating from 1873-1918, AND a 12mo booklet entitled Services For the Use of the Grand Army of the Republic, anonymous, 1908, Town Printing Co., Philadelphia, in brown cloth boards, 66pp. Inscription in front Property of L.H. Dury G.A.R. Dept. of Illinois. (EST $200-$300)
Condition: 1st near mint; 2nd slight warp to hanging cello, else VG+; 3rd slight fading of portion of silver inscription, else VG; 4th slight fading of inscription and wear to cello, still VG; 5th pinback detached and slight wear to lower margin of silk, still VG; 6th and 7th EXC; 8th-14th from P to VG; 15th faded cover and light even toning, VG.
Lot # 875
OUTSTANDING CABINET CARD OF ARMED AND AGED GAR VETERAN,
anonymous cabinet card, one of the finest GAR portraits we have sold, this elderly gray beard Union Veteran stands at attention against a brick wall proudly wearing his Civil War issue five button frock coat, belt with oval brass U.S. plate, cap and cartridge box with his rifle at his side with fixed bayonet and wearing a GAR kepi and medals, stacked against the wall are a U.S. national and a GAR flag on staffs, as well as five other Civil War rifles, including two Harpers Ferry Cap Tape load example, and on the ground are two cartridge boxes with U.S. plates and shoulder straps. This vet is obviously very proud that unlike most of his fellow veterans, he can still get his service frock coat on, even if he can only get the top button closed. (EST $200-$300)
Condition: Two pin holes in upper right and lower left corners, else VG+.
Lot # 876
TWO CABINET CARDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR VETS WITH GAR MEDAL,
GAR ribbon on jacket, imprint of Chas. Kolindt, San Diego, AND portrait of an elderly gentleman wearing a GAR medal and collar button with imprint of Veyton, New Orleans. (EST $100-$150)
Condition: 1st with crease upper right corner; 2nd with slight soil, both still VG-.
Lot # 877
GAR HANDBILL, DATED 1894,
printed manuscript announcing an invitation to all veterans, including soldiers and sailors, in memorandum to the Harvey Holt Post, No. 15, G. A. R.. Provided is a Memorial Service at Citizens Hall, South Lyndeboro' N.H., and includes a sermon and band, and an order of exercises, 6" x 12". (EST $100-$150)
Lot # 878
CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED PENNSYLVANIA GAR CERTIFICATE,
with Union infantry and cavalrymen, vignette battle scenes and patriotic symbols from Department of Pennsylvania Capt. Thos. Espy Post No. 153 for one Glenn P. Knause elected honorary member, dated 1924, printed by Craig, Finley & Co. Litho. Phila., 16" x 24". (EST $100-$200)
Condition: Coal dirt along left margin, else VG.
Lot # 879
WONDERFUL PATRIOTIC CAST IRON PICTURE FRAME IN ORIGINAL PAINT,
with cast relief crossed flags, trumpets and drums over crossed cannon with spread-winged eagle surmount and oval opening with laurel leaf surround, all in original polychrome paint with kick stand back, late 19th or early 20th century copy photograph on original card stock mount portrait of unidentified young Union soldier in eight button shell jacket and kepi, 6.4" x 9" high. (EST $200-$300)
Condition: Paint ca 98%, EXC; image EXC.
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