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REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND COLONIAL

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Below you will find Military and Civilian Artifacts from the early years of America.

 

 

WAR OF 1812 ERA MILITIA BELT WITH BUCKLE
Beautiful red belt with no hangers, or signs of them ever being there.  The plate is the style that entered service in
the War of 1812 era and was used into the 1820s.  The belt is a bit stiff and has a
few weak spots including a couple of cracks.
See pages 102 to 104 in American Military Belt Plates by Mike O'Donnel and Duncan Campbell for similar buckles.
$ 795.00  Reduced Price!   $ 650.00 SOLD!! (15-23)

 

18th CENTURY DRAFTING / NAVIGATION SET - COMPLETE!
Excellent condition with all of the original pieces in a sharkskin flip top case.
The inside of the case is lined with marbleized paper.
One of the best!

$ 495.00  Reduced Price!   $ 395.00 SOLD!!     (4-25)
 

 

PAIR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOXES
This pair of rare Revolutionary War era boxes were found at an estate in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  From the look of them, they have been together in the same environment since the war.  The first is a typical "Bag Bottom" box circa 1770 - 1775 with 17 cartridge holes.  There is only a small remnant of the leather strap held to the back with rose head nails.  The second box is the style more typically used 1776 - 1779 with 24 cartridge holes.  This box has a tooled leather design on the flap and retains a good portion of its leather strap along with the original buckles on the bottom.  Interestingly, in a new standard of ammunition for the army by the Continental Congress in 1775-76, it was required that each soldier should be able to carry 24 cartridges of powder and ball.  Did our New Hampshire soldier acquire this 24 hole box as a result and keep his 17 round box as a back-up?  Both were kept together for over 200 year, so we want to keep them together, and are selling them as a pair.
$1295.00  Reduced Price!  $ 1095.00 for the pair!
 

 

18th CENTURY BRONZE SPOON MOLD
Approximately 8-3/4" overall, this is a typical colonial spoon mold for making
pewter "dog nose" spoons.  Excellent condition!  

SOLD!!   (4-15)

 

RARE UNCUT SHEET OF CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, September 27, 1778
An uncut sheet of eight notes authorized by the Continental Congress on September 27th, 1778.
In pristine condition, without folds or creases.  Included is the blue Counterfiet Detection Note for
the $5.00 of this issue.  In excellent condition and archivally framed to display both front and back!
The frame is approximately 11-3/4 X 19-1/2" overall.  
$ 3295.00    (H2)
 

 

 
REVOLUTIONARY AMPUTATION SAW
Very nice overall condition.  An example of this Perrot Saw can be found in Antique Medical Instruments by C. Keith Wilbur on page 128.
Mr. Wilbur dates the saw as circa 1779.
 Approximately 15" in overall length.
$ 4695.00  Reduced Price!   $ 3995.00
 

 

EMBROIDERED VEST IN SUPERB CONDITION!
Magnificent embroidered vest in outstanding condition!
All of the embroidery still retains it's original bright and vibrant colors.
The only damaged is a 2" frayed area at the bottom  of one side seam and that's it!
Awesome display piece, circa 1800!

SOLD!!
 

 

American:

EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR 6th MASSACHUSETTS  REGIMENT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
Approximately 16mm. MASS / VI /crossed sabers, with low relief, as usual.
Dug by Wendell Lang, Jr. in the Hudson Highlands.  

$ 350.00


British:

EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
17mm, cuff size. 
Dug in New York.

$ 150.00
EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
17mm, cuff size. 
Dug in New York.

$ 150.00
EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH 47th REGIMENT OF FOOT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
22mm. Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Lake George, Saratoga, Detroit.
SOLD!!

MASSACHUSETTS-BAY STATE CURRENCY, EIGHT DOLLARS
May 5, 1780
 
Revolutionary War!

SOLD!!  (CC-MA-16)
 

 

FRENCH COLONIAL 1738 LOUIS XV SILVER ECU AU BANDEAU 
Approximately 1-5/16" (41mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 
SPANISH COLONIAL 1774 CHARLES III SILVER ONE REALE - Mexico Mint
Approximately 13/16" (21mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 
SPANISH COLONIAL 1774 CHARLES III SILVER HALF REALE - Mexico Mint
Approximately 11/16" (18mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 

 

COIN SILVER COLONIAL SHOE BUCKLES, Circa 1770
Approximately 2" X 1-3/4" unmarked shoe buckles with some decorative engraving.
These exhibit some wear from being buckled hundreds, if not thousands of times,
but are in nice overall condition and make a wonderful display.

$ 195.00
 

 

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SET OF CUT STEEL BUTTONS. Set of 23 matching colonial buttons with finely engraved sprig design in center.  All shanks intact. 1-1/4" in diameter.   It's really hard to find a matching set of colonial buttons. $595.00

 

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Non-Dug!
Large size, non-dug officer's button with bone back and heavily gilted.
SOLD!!   (159)

 

The following are pay tables from Connecticut, during the American Revolution.  We have several of some of these, and have tried to show one of each style.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783 . Nice printed document suitable for framing. 
$ 45.00

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783  Counter signed by J. Huntington, Brig. General. Nice printed document suitable for framing.  $ 65.00

 

State Currency

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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
Creased down the center.
$ 195.00  CC-NC-01 
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Issue of December, 1771
30 Shillings
$ 250.00  CC-NC-02
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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
$ 195.00  CC-NC-03
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Issue of December, 1771
2 Pounds
$ 295.00  CC-NC-04
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Issue of December, 1771

5 Shillings
Tape reinforced on back.
$ 115.00  CC-NC-05