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Tiffany presentation sword to Lt. George Craig July 25, 1861.  Given by his Boston friends.  
73 rgt MVM.  Craig was Quartermaster and the ubit was at Gettysburg with him present at the
time.  Was head Quartermaster and present at Antietam.  All original wrap and wire remain on
grip.  Blade displays all etching and has turned grey with age.  Nice to find an early war Tiffany
with and ID to an active unit with good battle history.  Nice addition to any collection and
especially one with Presentation swords.






$3495
Excavated boxplate from old Kerksis collection.  Dug in 1959 at Brandy Station.  Nice face and
lead back. Both hooks intact .  Hard to find from this old pioneer of relic hunting.  Look good in
any collection
$315
ON HOLD
REPRODUCTION Spiller & Burr.  Was used as a display only.  New condition and ready for
that black powder shooter.  
$295
M-1856 English sabre bayonet for the 1856 and 1853 artillery Enfield.  Bayonet ad scabbard
are complete.  Bade darkened with age and grip is excellent on one side with minor shrinkage
on reverse.  Believe it is a type II.  Leather is strong and shows slight crazing.  Will make a fine
addition to your Enfield collection.  Could very easily be Confederate used.  This would have
attached to the bayonet lug.  Nice sabre bayonet imported from England.
$275
Very nice condition cavalry leather sword knot with 90% of tassels remaining.  Leather is
complete with minor flaking on one side only.  Strong enough for any sabre in your collection.  
This is a nice finishing touch to a cavalry sabre display.  
$225
1850 Staff & Field with silver hilted grip.  Wonderful patina on brass guard, and scabbard
mounts.  The mounts are decorated and a large US is etched on the drag.  No dents in
scabbard.  Blade displays etching that can be easily seen and maybe a tad of frosting
remaining.  No blade nicks.  The grip is in untouched patina and the wire is securely there with
no weak spots or breaks.  Nice Staffs are getting hard to find and a silver grip is even harder.  
Made by Clauberg as clearly stamped at the ricasso.  This is an above average high ranking
Officer sword and priced to sell.   Nice addition for any collection and will be a great display
piece.
$1650
Excellent condition 2nd model Merrill carbine.   Wood has only a few service dings and metal
is still in the original bright with a few pinprick areas of minor pitting. Wood has never been
sanded.  Cartouche is strong and can be clearly seen.  Barrel band, saddle bar, and trigger
guard all have the same number 19 sub-inspector mark. Barrel has the VP and eagle.  Bore is
as nice as the gun.  Has US stamped on buttplate.  This is about the nicest I've had a chance
to come across in several years.  Way above average and priced fairly.  It might be awhile
before another this nice for the money comes along and all marked correctly.  
$2550
1860 Cavalry sabre made by Mansfield & Lamb.  It is dated 1864 and retains remaining
original leather and wire on grip.  Blade still displays cross brushing at ricasso and still has
nice bright finish overall.  It is much better than most you see at shows that have just turned
grey and have no luster.  Scabbard is complete and displays well.  
$795
2nd Model Merrill carbine.  All original and functioning as it should.  Metal is turning dark on
barrel with a few dark spots that could be cleaned up.  Complete with saddle ring bar and
ring.  Cartouche is present and easily readable behind saddle bar.  Bore is average, wood
has soldier initials carved on one side and in good shape.  No cracks as so commonly seen on
these carbines.  Sub-serial numbers match on band and trigger guard.  US on buttplate.  Very
nice average condition Merrill.   
$1695
WAY above average Starr carbine with about 50% blue turning to plum on barrel.  Finding
these well used carbines in this condition is becoming more difficult each year.  Has very nice
bore.  Both cartouches are present and accounted for.  Slight ding on wood at base of
buttplate where Starrs commonly have a ding. Not a game breaker.  Inspector marks on barrel
and in front of buttplate as is correct.  Clear marking on the metal.  Brass has nice patina.  
Action is crisp and functions as it should.  Overall I would give this a 7.5 on a 1 to 10.  Maybe
better but rather be conservative.
$2495
Bannerman surplus Enfield nipple protector.  Correct chain, new leather added inside.  Nice to
dress up your Enfield .
$40
Nice Lined A dug button.  Local manufacture.  Chocolate patina and complete with shank.  Will
add nicely to any Artillery collection.
$350
Standard size Wishbone buckle 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.  Smooth brownish/green patina and
verbal provenance of Central Virginia.  Frame of buckle has no repair, however the backside
of wishbone had a small piece broken off and it has now been repaired solid.    Can't tell it has
ever had any work done at all but mentioned for accuracy.  
$675
Not just an ordinary boxplate.  This one was dug by Sidney Kerksis and comes in his little
brown envelope that states where, when and what corps occupied the lines where dug.  This
one is from Cold Harbor and was dug by him in 1955.  Boxplate has both hooks remaining and
has a good face with one side a little bent in.  Left just as he found it over 60 years ago.  If you
have only a few plates this would be the centerpiece since it came from a pioneer of relic
hunting and dug a log long time ago.
SOLD
Civil War period Enfield tompion.  Perfect piece so often missing and final touch to dress up
that Enfield on the wall. Brass top with original cork.  Complete and ready to add to muzzle.  
Used to keep dirt and moisture out of the barrel.  Void of any British markings as is correct for
CW usage.
$75
Non-dug Dowler backmark CS Staff Officer button.  Aging patina with slight wear on the chest
of the eagle showing it was used.  Nice rare imported Staff button.
$675
Very nice dark age patina on this US non-dug boxplate.  Maker marked Boy & Sons Boston.  
One hook is bent down but could gently be lifted to fit on your cartridge box needing a plate.  
Full lead and strong maker mark.
$295
Pretty Eagle "A" coat button.  Lots of gilt.  Non-dug example and should be in  in any button
collection.  Horstman Allien backmark.
$40
Nice brass shoulder scale complete and no repairs.  Dug many years ago at Chancellorsville.  
Purchased in the 70's from the Catlett Brothers.  Nice big brass pieces were found with the
earliest of detectors. Nice green patina.
$75
Excellent condition non-dug W H Smith Brooklyn NY maker marked boxplate.  Still has much
original finish on front of Plate.  Nice plate that would enhance any fine condition cartridge box.
$285
Very nice non-dug US boxplate.  Pleasing mellow patina on face.  Both hooks are strong as
would be expected.  Smooth lead back.  Nice on to add onto your cartridge box or display
alone.
$250