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    ACRYLIC SWORD & SCABBARD STAND: This pair of acrylic sword & scabbard stands was designed to hold one sword and its scabbard. Each is 5 inches tall and designed with square edge groves to prevent the sword or scabbard from flipping over as often happens with similar stands with a rounded cut. They will accommodate swords of all sized from small bowie knives to cavalry sabers.  This design presents a very clean and crisp display that is attractive. $27.00

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    U907.HIGH-GRADE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD, POST-WAR PRESENTED: This is a high-grade presentation Clauberg sword retailed by J. (John) C.F. Deecken, New York, and presented to a Massachusetts officers. The hilt retains 95% original gold wash; has a silver-plated brass grip with gold plated linked-chain wiring; and a fancifully chased pommel cap. The blade is in mint condition with frosted etching, and is maker marked Clauberg, and J.C.F.D. N.Y for the retainer. The German-silvers scabbard has all the original mounts with ornate chase work, and the presentation between the ring mounts. “Presented to Lieut. Edw. F. Harrington / Company B State Guard Worcester Mass. May 11, 1870.” Harrington served in the Civil War as a private with the 53rd Mass. Infantry and the 4th Mass Heavy Artillery. In the Civil War date base, there is an image of Harrington dress in an officer’s uniform with lieutenant epaulets. I don’t know when the photo was takes and suspect it is a post-war image closer to the sword presentation date.  This is an amazing sword with many unique features and will be a great addition to any sword collection. $3600.00

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    U901. MEXICAN WAR PERIOD AMES M1840 NCO SWORD – ID’ed 6TH NEW YORK ARTILLERY OFFICERS: This is a Mexican War period Ames NCO sword identified to a Civil War officer: Captain Clark Peck, 6th New York Heavy Artillery. State and Militia Officers had wide latitude in picking the sword they would carry, and I suspect in this case, the sword originally belong to a relative who carried it during the Mexican War. The sword is Ames maker marked and dated 1848; inspected “US R.C” on the blade and “R.C & J.W.R” on the guard; and is in a steel scabbard with a slightly fancier top mount that is etched Captain Clark Peck on the reverse. Clark enlisted on 8/22/1862 and resigned on 4/23/1864. A binder with historical information is included. $875.00

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    U905. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-2: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-2 hilt has an unembellished conventional sized 1860 type enlisted guard; turned down pommel cap; recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the 34 1/2-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being just under an inch wide and fully etching with US, the American shield, and etched on the top of the spine. It shows period sharpening and several small dings, and fits tight to the scabbard. The scabbard is a mid-grade type-1 style with a brown steel body; trumpet type throat piece; 4-inch wide cast foliate mounts and a wide thick drag. The hilt and mounts have traced of original gold wash with an underlying brown patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $2900.00

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    U906. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-1: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-1 1840 style hilt is heavily embellished with chase-work on the guard, branches and pommel cap, and retails 95% original gold wash. It has a recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the 34 3/4-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being an inch wide and fully etched with US, the American shield, and fits tight to the scabbard. The brown scabbard is a rare design! It has the Sauerbier trumpet type throat piece; 1-inch wide cast mounts and a wide heavy Sauerbier drag. The hilt and mounts have a good amount of original gold wash, and the mounts and hilt have a matching patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $3100.00

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    U903. 94th OHIO IDENTIFED – AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: This Ames M1850 Foot Officer’s sword is identified to a 94th Ohio volunteer infantry lieutenant. On the back side of the top mount is scratched “Lieut G. D Farrar Co I 94th OVI.” Lt. Farrar enlisted on 8/6/1862, and was dismissed 6/6/1863.  This places him with the 94th OVI for two major battles: Perryville & Stone River. The sword shows heavy wear and period sharpening, indicating it was carried in battle; however, his enlistment was short with him being dismissed, why?  I found the answer in the book: Emancipation, the Union Army, and the reelection of Abraham Lincoln. It appears that many troops where opposed to the issue of Emancipation, and some officers even deserted rather than resign. Lieutenant Farrar was one of them. Lt George D Farrar of the Ninety-Fourth Ohio deserted in November 1862. He returned to his regiment and persistently voiced his opposition to this “damned Abolition War” even going so far as to wear “a ‘Butternut’ emblem, denoting opposition to the government.” Farrar was dishonorable dismissed, forfeited all pay that was or would come due him, and spent six months in a military prison. Though his military history was short with only two key battles, his opposition to Emancipation highlights a key issue for Lincoln and the military and its impact on the war effort. $1600.00

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    C390. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE: This massive Confederate D-Guard bowie has a clip-point similar to North Carolina knives and may be a Naval cutlass. It is 24 3/4 inches long with a 20 x 2 inch wide blade. The steel guard flares out on the underside to protect the hand and rises 1 3/4 inch above the blade and is rounded off similar to a Kenansville cutlass, and is firmly pinned to the 4 1/4-inch wood grip. The patina is even and untouched.  The last photos show the size of the knife compared to a Confederate short sword. $2500.00

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    F293. COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER; HARTFORD CT, 1860 – POSSIBLE SOUTH CAROLINA: This Hartford CT marked Colt 1851 Navy Revolver was made in 1860 and may possibly be associated with South Carolina. We know of two 1851 Navy revolvers lettered by Colt as being shipped to South Carolina: 98488 was one of a shipment of 50 guns sent to Gravely and Pringle in Charleston SC on January 15, 1861, and 98828 was one of a shipment of 60 guns sent to South Carolina on January 3, 1861. This gun is serial number 98433 and is well within the number range for the 110 guns sent to South Carolina. The revolver retains approximately 25% original cylinder scene; all original nipples; generous amounts of silver plating on the trigger guard and back strap; original grips with 40% original varnish; and properly functions. The serial number 98433 matches except for the wedge, which is unmarked. $2400.00

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    F294. COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER, 1862 PRODUCTION – POSSIBLE 1st NEW YORK MOUNTED RIFLE REGIMENT: This is a Colt 1860 Army Revolver with serial number 63883, which matches on all parts except the wedge 9796. The gun has a deep rich brown patina; a steel back strap, all original nipples; strong rifling; tight grips with cartouche marks, and properly functions. A search of the colt data base shows the following revolvers where issued to the 1st New York Mounted Rifles in 1864: 63815, 63868 and 63891. The serial number 63883 falls within the range of those numbers and it may possible have gone to the same unit. $2200.00

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    C387. CONFEDERATE CS SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: Considered one of the most desirable Confederate short artillery sword is the one with the “C S” in the cross guard. This 23 1/4-inch Confederate short sword is modeled after the ancient Roman sword, and more recently the artillery sword of the Napoleonic War era. The sword shown here is a great untouched example of an early battlefield pick-up. The sword hilt is tight with no movement; the 18 1/2-inch blade has a deep rich brown patina and no damage or nicks, and the original sharp point. Once believed to have been made by Burger & Brother in Richmond or by Leech & Rigdon, the simple fact is the maker is still unknown. Regardless, it is an extremely rare sword in any condition! $3100.00

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    C388. LEECH & RIGDON (MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS) SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a Leech & Rigdon (Memphis Novelty Works) short artillery sword. During the Civil War, Leech & Rigdon had to move production several times as Union forces advanced into the South. As a result, there are minor variation in the swords produced, notable the blades; some with a center fuller and others without it. I believe those without a center fuller are a mid to late war production. The sand-cast hilts all show casting flaws and file marks, and some will have the three dimples indicating an Ames hilt was used as a casting mold. On this sword, you can see the casting dimples on both sides of the hilt, and the pommel shows great flaws to include a hole and other indents. The cross guard has initials scratch into it, but not enough information for an identification. The 18 7/8-inch blade is period sharpened and has a few minor nicks. The sword has never been cleaned and is all original with nice even patina. $2600.00

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    C386. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT BOWIE: This very large Confederate Clip-point Bowie is complete with its original brown leather sheath. The knife is 17 1/2 inches long with a 6-inch walnut slabbed grip; 5-inch S-Guard; 11 1/4 X 2 3/8-inch-wide blade with a 5 ½ inch clip-point. The blade has great original filling marks and was period sharpened. The grip is tight with two original steel pins. The original sheath fits perfect to the blade, has 100% original stitching and three brass rivets. The patina is simply great. The photos with the Confederate short sword are only to show the comparative size of the knife. $3600.00

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    U904. HIGH-GRADE CLAUBERG PRESENTATION SWORD - CAPTAIN JOHN F. SNYDER, 214TH PA VOLUNTEERS INFANTRY: This is an exceptional example of a late-war Model 1850 Staff Officers sword produced by Clauberg and presented to Captain John F. Snyder by the members of Company C, 214th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. The sword is in original untouched condition! The hilt is very ornate with the eagle talons up with “U” on the quillon side and “S” on the knuckle-bow side; an orchid quillon; a decorative pommel cap with a raised pineapple screw-nut; and a silver-plated brass grip with laurel leaves and stars. The Clauberg marked blade retains original frosting with great etching, and has the original blade washer. The silver-plated scabbard retains all original brass mounts and rope style rings, but is missing the screw for the top throat piece. Between the top mounts is the silver presentation plaque. John F. Snyder was from Philadelphia and shows up in the Civil War database serving in 3 different units. On 9/13/1861 he was commissioned into "E" Co. PA 110th Infantry as a Captain and resigned on 6/16/1862. The 110th left Pennsylvania for Hancock, Md., January 2, 1862. Defense of Hancock January 5. At Cumberland and south branch of the Potomac guarding bridges of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad until February 6. Moved to Paw Paw Tunnel and duty there until March 7, 1862. Advance on Winchester March 7–15. Reconnaissance to Strasburg March 18–21. Battle of First Kernstown March 23. Pursuit of Jackson up the Valley March 24-April 27. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to Fredericksburg May 12–21, and to Front Royal May 25–30. Near Front Royal May 31. Port Republic June 9. On 7/12/1864 he was commissioned into "H" Co. PA 192nd Infantry and Mustered Out on 11/11/1864 at Philadelphia, PA. The 192nd was a 100-day unit with no combat history in 1864. Finally, on 3/31/1865 Snyder was commissioned into "C" Co. PA 214th Infantry as a Captain and was presented this sword. He was Mustered Out on 3/21/1866 at Washington, DC. The 214th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry also knowns as the 8th Union League was an infantry regiment of the Union Army in the American Civil War. It was raised in Philadelphia close to the end of the war, and spent its year of service on guard duty in the Shenandoah Valley and Washington, D.C.  Currently, the National Achieves is close due to Covid-19 and I am unable to obtain a copy of Captains Snyder’s military record. $6500.00

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    CN04.  UCV (UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS) CANTEEN - ARIZONA MADE: I do not normally purchase UCV or GAR items, but this was very unique and tied to the state of Arizona, and being that my site is located in Arizona it just make sense to bring this back to the state where it was made.  Hopefully, there is a collector here in Arizona that would like it.  It is a United Confederate Veteran (UCV) canteen made for a Confederate reunion.  It is a miniature copy of a Confederate tin canteen, measure 4" x 4" with a tin screw top, with a linen sling.  Perfect for whiskey or tequila.  On the front you can see the faint outline of the letters "UCV" and on the back you can see the makers information: "O K" "Angel Contreras" "Wickenburg." The 1880 US Federal Census records shows Angel Contreras listed as a Tinsmith, and Wickenburg is a town in Arizona just west of Phoenix.  He most likely made this canteen for one of the few Confederate reunions held in Arizona.  Arizona play a small part in the Civil War, but after the war many veterans ended up in the state because of the gold, silver & copper mines.  The canteen is in outstanding condition! Here is a unique piece of American history tied to both the Civil War and the state of Arizona.  $350.00

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