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Excellent condition gilt officer's sword knot.  Perfect to finish off that pretty Civil War Officer's
Sword.  Completely correct for either Union or Confederate Officer's sword.
$275
This is a fine and scarce complete example of the Civil War leather box that held the percussion
caps for muskets, pistols or carbines. This one is in very fine shape and is 100% Complete. It
has both of the belt loops intact on the back of the box. It has the outer flap with the closure tab
and brass finial intact. You can see the outline of the oval inspector stamp where it was
approved for Government service by the Ordnance Department sub-inspector. On the back of
the box you can see the Civil War maker’s mark of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firm of Oliver.
Oliver’s cap boxes are very distinctive because of the construction of the outer flap. They were
made without using the inner flap so the end leather covers are sewn onto the outer flap. This
is the same trait that the matching cartridge boxes will have.  Most of wool is inside which was
there to prevent percussion caps form falling out.  Rare maker and in way above average
condition.
$175
Very good condition cavalry sabre knot.  Used to keep from losing their sabre if it slipped out of
their hand.  Pliable leather and about 90% of the tassels remaining on the knot end.  Will dress
up any condition cav sabre nicely.
SOLD
Exceptional investment grade Remington Army revolver.  Retains about 80-85% blue with most
missing on cylinder from holster wear.  Many soldiers preferred the Remington over Colt
because of the stronger frame.  Serial numbers all match.  On Bottom of barrel and last four on
the backside of the cylinder.  Has inspector marks on barrel and frame.  Cartouche is on left
grip as it should be.  Way above average Civil War revolver that was sure to have been there.  
Not many with this amount of blue remaining.
$2995
US cap box maker marked by Boyd  Boston.  Not a box with this maker mark you find very often.
Out of an old collection and fresh to the market.  All stitching is tight and good maker name.
Both loops are firmly attached and present for duty.  
$165
Bannerman surplus Enfield nipple protector.  Correct chain, new leather added inside.  Nice to
dress up your Enfield .
$40
Above average condition Henry Sauerbier Officer sword wit US in guard.  Retains frosty etching
and bright on blade rated about a 7 on a 1-10.  Sauerbier name still visible on ricasso .  Large
bulbous US etched on blade.   Grip is 100% original with twisted and gilded wire all there and
intact. Tight guard and some gilt remaining on guard.  Scabbard is in very good condition with
all mounts and no breaks or weakness.  A hard to find sword with maker name on ricasso and
nice addition to your collection.
$1350
Most of spur only missing rowel.  Recovered recently in Tyne Hill area Battle of Nashville.  
$75
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
Ames Foot Officer sword with beautiful frosted blade.  The Ames marking at ricasso is worst
part and mostly obscured due to poor storage.  The rest of the blade is at least a 9.  Scabbard
has Ames on top mount.  Leather has some aging cracks and does not have any breaks or
repairs. Grip retains all original rayskin and wire.  Guard is good and tight and the sword has
never been  apart.   Overall a way above average piece and not a worn out example that you
can hardly see etching on.  Nice bright frosted blade and not a fortune.
$985
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.
$285
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
Nice dug early puppy paw buckle. Maker marked W H Smith Brooklyn NY Missing belt latch
which is probably why this soldier lost this one.  Found years ago at Spottsylvania.  
SOLD
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.
$300
US boxplate maker marked W H Smith Brooklyn.  Nice plate dug at Stones River several years
back.  Nice smooth patina on face,, missing hooks on reverse.  Has slight turn up on rim just left
of U.  Great backmark you can see across the room.  Maker marked plates are becoming
harder to come by and this one displays nicely.
SOLD
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