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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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    U857. ROBY – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Roby M1850 Staff & Field sword. The scabbard and blade show wear indicating it was carried, but not abused, and it is in great condition. The hilt is tight; retains better than 50% original gold wash, and 100% original shark skin grip and triple strand wire. The pommel cap is embellished with fancy chase work and has two American flags crossed behind a shield.  The 31 3/4-inch blade shows period sharpening from just above the etched panel to the tip. The etching is a standard pattern used by Roby, and is deep and strong. The brown Roby unmarked scabbard retains all original mounts and screws; is dent free; but shows field wear on the drag. The M1850 Staff & Field sword is one of the prettiest swords with its large guard and the US in it center, and with a Roby you also get a sword with some of the best etching for a Civil War period sword. $1400.00

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    U852. AMES MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD TYPE-1 SWORD: This is a rare example of the commercially produced Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field Type-1 sword in excellent condition. The type-1 sword was made between 1851-1854 and are scarce and when found are normally well worn.  However, this example is in amazing condition and the best I have seen in a while. It has a 30 1/2-inch blade that is still frosty with strong etching and a crisp Ames maker mark, and has the original white buff blade washer. The hilt is tight; retains better the 75% original gold wash and 100% original shark skin grip and twisted wire. The scabbard is the rare heavy early brown version complete with all original mounts and traces of original gold wash. Here is an opportunity to add an excellent and rare early Type-1 Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field sword to your collection. $3500.00

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    U853. CIVIL WAR - RARE AMES MADE, HORSTMANN RETAILED - UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER'S SWORDDuring the Civil War, the Marine Corps was very small in size compared to the other military services, and as such Marine Corps Civil War swords are rare. Most Marine Corps swords of this period, and following the war, were produced or retailed by Horstmann. Horstmann had the first contract in early 1859 and the second contract went to Ames in November 1859, and Horstmann got the third contract in 1861. After that, Bent & Bush received all sword contracts.  Horstmann was a fabricator, and often purchased sword parts from other makers such as Ames. This sword was made by Ames, but marked and retailed by Horstmann. The guard was made by Weyersberg. However, during part of 1860 and to the start of the war, Ames incorporated these guards into their hilts. Ames still utilized their own pommels and the heel portion of their knuckle guard to assemble the hilt. The Ames knuckle guard was thicker than the matching section of the Weyersberg guard so the Ames part was filed to match the Weyersberg part. Many Weyersberg M1850 foot officer swords were imported by Horstmann. Once you note the Weyersberg guard (which is easily identifiable) look for the taper of the knuckle bow at the heel. Invariably, when the taper is there it is an Ames product. The Knight head is not found on the ricasso of these swords, and the blades are probably made by Ames. They are found with and without secondary (small) fullers. The swords that Ames assembled of this style are found with unetched blades; however, Horstmann etched this blade with their retailer marks and used a simple plain etch pattern with no US or USMC. This is a key indicator of being Civil War period. The scabbard has two brass fittings, the top mount designed to be carried in a leather frog, and the brass drag. The scabbard body is the heavier leather style made by Ames. $2600.00

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    CN08. CONFEDERATE - LOUISIANA WASHINGTON LIGHT ARTILLERY PRESENTED CANTEEN: This is an early contract Confederate tin canteen with three soldered loops, a large soldered spout, and a soldered seam connecting the two tin sides. The stopper is present, but too tight to remove and is attached to a side loop with period twine. The canteen belonged to a Confederate Louisiana soldier from the 3rd Company Washington Light Artillery, and was presented to another Louisiana artillery man.

    On the canteens face, is Post-War periodpaint which reads “PRESENTED” E. C. Jones by Jno Luddy 3d C W.A. and on the reverse side dates 1861 – 1865. John T Luddy (John Luddy) is the only Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War database with this last name and from the state of Louisiana. Records indicated he initially enlisted in the 1st Louisiana Regular Infantry, but later enlisted with the Washington LA Light Artillery Battery. Edward C Jones, also from Louisiana, was a Confederate soldier in the Louisiana 1st Heavy Artillery. The connection between the two is unknown. $1900.00

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    CB03. 1861 Pattern .69 Caliber Cartridge Box: This is an original .69 caliber Federal Pattern 1861 leather cartridge box in good and complete condition.  It would accommodate forty rounds of the large .69 caliber minie ball cartridges.  The black bridal leather outer flap and edges are strong. In the center is the original oval, brass US regulation cartridge box plate with raised letters "US".  This device has two iron loops that protrude through the back, but is missing narrow piece of retention leather.  The brass plate has a dark bronze patina overall. A single horizontal line of stitching secures the leather closure tab to the underside of the outer flap just below the brass plate, and the ball-shaped brass finial is affixed to the box bottom and serves to secure the tab. The inner flap retains the two smaller leather "ears" sewn to each end, and the inner pouch of thin leather is in perfect condition.

    The backside has two stitched horizontal leather loops through which the shoulder strap or sling passes, and the bottom has both lacking both original japanned black metal roller buckles, but one is frozen in place. The box retains both original metal ammunition tins. This Federal .69 caliber, 1861 Pattern leather cartridge box makes a great specimen for any soldier’s display.  $450.00

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    CB04. Cartridge Box: This is an original Civil War period cartridge box. It would accommodate the large .58 caliber minie ball cartridges.  The black bridal leather outer flap and edges are strong. In the center is the original oval, brass US regulation cartridge box plate with raised letters "US".  This device has two iron loops that protrude through the back with the original leather retention strap.  The brass plate has a dark bronze patina overall. A single horizontal line of stitching secures the leather closure tab to the underside of the outer flap just below the brass plate, and the brass finial is affixed to the box bottom and serves to secure the tab. The inner flap retains the two smaller leather "ears" sewn to each end.  The top flap of the inner pouch is detached but all there. This box shows use, but still is strong and has a great look, and considering the value of the brass plate and tin inserts it is a great value. $350.00

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