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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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    U617. CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER – MICHIGAN or PENNSYLVANIA IDENTIFIED: This saber was discovered in Michigan by a Western-Gun dealer who brought it to the Denver show where I bought it. The dealer had no relevant history other then it came from Michigan.

    To my surprise, I saw a set of initials “G M F” scratch into the face of the guard by the blade.  After I got the sword home, I started to research the initials and found one Michigan Officer match: George M Farnham. He enlisted on 7/25/1863 as a 2nd Lieutenant, promoted twice and was Aide-de-Camp on Col. Towbridge’s staff, June 1865. George M. Farnham: Residence St Johns MI; 24 years old / Enlisted on 7/25/1863 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 10/23/1863 he was commissioned into "I" Co. MI 10th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 11/11/1865 at Memphis, TN (Aide-de-Camp on Col. Towbridge's staff, June'65.) Promotions: 1st Lieut 1/22/1864, Capt 10/19/1865

    I then broadened the search to include all Union Cavalry officers and found another cavalry officer with the same initials: George Montgomery Fleming. He was promoted in 1864 as a Quartermaster with the 21st Pennsylvania cavalry after serving as a Quartermaster Sergeant.  George Montgomery Fleming: Residence Clinton County PA; Enlisted on 8/on 6/1/1863 at Harrisburg, PA. On 8/8/1863 he mustered into "E" Co. PA 21st Cavalry He was Mustered Out on 7/8/1865 at Lynchburg, VA (Subsequent service in US Army from 02/23/1866 to 12/10/1870). Promotions: Qtr Master Serg 8/30/1862, Private 8/8/1863 (As of Co. E 21st PA Cavalry), Qtr Master Serg 1/1/1864 (Estimated date), 1st Lieut 3/1/1864 (1st Lieut & Quartermaster)26/1862 as a Private. On8/26/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. PA 137th Infantry. He was Mustered Out

    Since this saber was discovered in Michigan, I believe it belonged to George M Farnham; however, I can not rule out the possibility it belonged to George Montgomery Fleming. Both officers had long military service, and more research is warranted. The sword was carried and shows wear on the drag and the guard, but not abuse. The blade is frosty bright with strong etching. Easily a saber carried by an Aide-de-Camp or Quartermaster. $2300.00

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    U620. WAR OF 1812 - AMERICAN ETCHED – ENGLISH P-1796 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER: This is a rare and very historical saber. It is an American etched – English P-1796Light Cavalry Officers’ saber, which would have been in service

    for the War of1812. The grip original leather is 95% complete with a little missing near the right side, and the wire is all original. The blade etching is bright and frosty with an American Eagle in the center. The original scabbard fits well and has the original finish with some period folk art in gold paint.  You will not often see these for sale and will look nice is a War or 1812 display. $1800.00

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    U636. SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Foot Officers sword. It has all the distinct features found on a Sauerbier sword: a unique pommel cap screw; an unstopped fuller; a standard guard design with a US in the center; a chased-worked pommel cap; a leather grip with triple strand wire; and a large U. S. in block-style lettering. The etched blade is a little dark with a salt & pepper patina that makes the etching pop! The metal scabbard is dent free and has a distinct Sauerbier drag. $1600.00

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    U652. HORSTMANN - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Horstmann Staff & Field is in near-mint condition with much original gold wash, a bright blade and brown finished scabbard. The blade has some light spotting, but very frosty. The hilt is tight with 100% original grip and wire. $2900.00

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    U708. CLAUBERG - M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD: This is an extremely fine example of a M1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword by Clauberg, Solingen. The hilt is tight with generous amount of original gold wash; the grip and wire are 100% correct; and the original red blade washer is complete. The blade is bright and frosty etching. The scabbard has a nice brown finish and ornate mounts. $2100.00

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    U738. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, PRESENTATION: LIEUTENANT C.S. COON, 12th NEW YORK INFANTRY: This sword is featured on page 387-388 of the book "Civil War Army Swords" by John H. Thillmann. The sword is a high-quality M1850 Staff & Field sword retailed by Willard & Hawley, Syracuse, N. Y. The blade is dated "1862" and is made with the typical Collins style sharkskin grip; hand engraved hilt; high-grade pommel cap; presentation on the blade, and a mint condition blue steel scabbard with gold-washed mounts. The presentation reads “Presented to Lieut C. S. Coon 12 Regt N.Y.S. Vol. by his Friends of Clay N. Y. Jan 1862.” The blade retains 100% original frosting. The sword is in near-mint condition and one of the best examples known. Charles Coon was 24 years old when he enlisted on 4/30/1861 as a Corporal and mustered into "H" Co. N.Y. 12th Infantry on 5/13/1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 10/20/1861 and discharged on 2/3/1862. The 12th New York Infantry Regiment "Onondaga Regiment" "Independence Guard" was organized at Elmira, N. Y, and mustered in for two years' State service on May 8, 1861 and mustered in for three months' United States service on 13 May, 1861. It Moved to Washington, D.C. via Harrisburg and Baltimore. Attached to Richardson’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia and crossed the Potomac and moved towards Centreville, Virginia. On 18 July, 1861 it had its first engagement against Confederate troops at Blackburn’s Ford and lost several solders. At the Battle of Bull Run, the 12th was in reserve and suffered no losses. At Uptons Hill, 27 Aug, 1861 the unit lost one soldier killed in action. Lieutenant Coon service was short; but he was with the unit as it marched to the drums of war for the first battle of the Civil War. Here is a high-grade presentation M1850 Staff & Field sword in amazing condition, and is published in one of the most important reference books on Civil War Army swords. A binder with histrical information is included. $5900.00

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    U747.  SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD:  This M1850 Foot Officers sword made by Sauerbier from New Jersey and though it is unmarked, it has the distinct features associated with Sauerbier: the screw attaching the guard to the pommel cap; the unstopped fuller; the pommel cap nut, the etching style and the scabbard mounts.  The guard is the design with the small US in the center and it is tight with no movement. The pommel cap has additional chase-work; the leather grip has a little wear, but 100% triple-strand wire. The leather blade washer holds the blade tight. Also, it is frosty with outstanding etching to include Lady Justice holding a scale above her head and a large US on one side and military motif to with cross cannons, which could indicate the sword was for an artillery officer. The leather scabbard is compete with all original mounts and screws, which have nice patina, and shows what I believe is period work near the drag. $1000.00

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    U760. PRESENTATION – M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: This is a presentation M1852 Naval Officer's sword to Acting 3rd Asst. Engineer Paul H. Kendricken. The hilt is unique with a thin metal mash grip and triple wire. The blade is bright and frosty with great etching, and the original blade washer. The leather scabbard has light crazing; all original fancy mounts, and the presentation on the reverse side of the top mount with USN on the drag:

    "Presented to / Paul H. Kendricken / by the / Teachers of the /St. James Sunday School / Sept. 19th 1862".

    On the back side of the hand guard is the jeweler quality engraved name Paul H. Kendricken. Included is a binder of historical information and a copy of Kendricken’s published history. $3900.00

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    U773. BUNTING – CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: Bunting made sabers are very scare especially the officer’s saber; but scarcity does not equate to expensive. In 1852 through 1853 and again in 1858, Samuel C Bunting is listed as a hardware dealer in Philadelphia. Bunting Junior joined his father from 1859-1861 and they showed up in 1862 as a ‘manufacture of arms & military good, maker their swords an early war product. This is an unmarked version of their officer’s saber, and it conforms to the description on page 125-126 on the Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Saber book by John H. Thillmann. It is a Sauerbier hilt (guard & pommel cap) with a plan brown leather grip with single stand wire. The back side of the guard and the pommel cap a decorated elevating this saber to the officer’s version. The blade is unmarked and unetched, which was common on many of the early officer sabers. The scabbard is steel with the P shape drag.  This is a very affordable early Civil War Cavalry Officer’s saber. $1200.00

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    U776. PATTERN 1821 OFFICERS SWORD: The Pattern 1821 Officers sword was commonly used by state and militia infantry and artillery officers. This W. Clauberg marked blade has strong etching; displays well; is rust and nick free with 100% original grip and wire. The patina matches the scabbard. $750.00

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    U785. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This high-grade Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword is extremely minty with 100% of its shark-skin grip and wire, gold wash and frosty special etched blade. The etching is much different then the standard pattern often seen, and the scabbard throat piece is void of the standard Ames marking. The scabbard also has 100% gold wash and the body of the scabbard has a deep blue patina finish. $2900.00

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    U790. HIGH-GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD: This is a Staff & Field saber presented to Colonel William H. Allen. It has a very high-grade and ornate hilt with gem stones (rubies) in the pommel cap and the quillon, and a German-Silver grip with a Damascus blade. Much of the original gold wash is present on the hilt and within the Damascus blade etching. The blade shows some sharpening, which is a good indication this sword may have been carried and saw action in the first battle of the Civil War.

    The top mount presentation reads as follows

    From the Soldiers of the

    FIRST REGIMENT OF NEW YORK VOLS.

    TO

    Colonel Wm H. Allen

    AS A TRIBUTE

    of their affection & esteem,

    In Camp before Richmond, Va

    JUNE 1862

    Colonel William H Allen had a short, butcolorful career as a military officer, which began with the 1st New York Infantry Regiment. He organized this unit and took it into the first battle of the Civil War and saw combat at Big Bethel, Virginia. However, General Butler reported that Colonel Allen, with a small detachment of his men, had, without orders, burned a wheat field of some twenty-five acres belonging to a widow, which he had safeguarded, his only excuse being that they were getting the wheat. "For this wanton destruction and waste, he had the privates punished and the colonel arrested and held for trial, as such destruction and waste of the property of our enemies even, will disgrace us." Colonel Allen was shortly thereafter court martialed on six charges and cashiered. Still this did not stop him from serving the Union and he returned to New York and mustered into Field & Staff with the New York 7th Infantry National Guard for a period of 4-months as the units Pay Master and on the rolls with the 2nd Company. In September, 1862 Colonel Allen accepted a commission into Field & Staff NY 145th Infantry; however, he did not muster-in the required number of soldiers to warrant or obtain the commission. In fact, he never received the authority to raise troops. He remained with the unit as it moved south, but charges of drunkenness caused his muster-in to be canceled. Since Colonel Allen did not received a commission and was never completely mustered-in, the charges made in November 1862 for a court martial went nowhere. Yet he still was not done serving the military. It is not known what command or unit he was with in 1863, but he did have some involvement in quelling the Draft Riot in New York City. Records document an order requesting the Seventh Regiment to meet that evening, at their drill-rooms, at eight o'clock, to consult on the measures necessary to be taken in the present unexpected crisis, and another to the late two-years' volunteers then in the city, to report at the same hour in Grand Street, to Colonel William H. Allen, for temporary duty.

    Here is a very unique high-grade presentation sword with gem stones and history just as valuable. The large Burmese ruby alone has a value that exceeds $7000.00. $12,000.00

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    U792.  PRESENTATION GRADE -  EAGLE QUILLON, SILVER HILT STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a presentation grade – eagle quillon silver hilt staff & field sword with its original medallion mount German silver scabbard.  The scabbard is extremely rare and not often seen. The lattice-work medallion mounts are very delicate and you can see the top one is incomplete. The hilt is tight and very ornate. You can see the brass coming through the German silver grip, which indicate the sword was carried. All original wire is complete; the blade is a little dark, but the etching is strong, and it is marked EISENHAUER, and the pommel cap is very ornate. The scabbard in dent free. $2900.00

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    U802. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, VARIANT: This Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword is a unique variant. Instead of the standard etched blade, this one has a M1833 Dragoon saber blade. The reason for this in unknow, but some speculate the blade may have originally belonged to the father of the officer who had this special-order sword built. The hilt is tight with original sharkskin grip and wire and the original blade washer hold the blade tight. The blade is an 1837 dated Ames Dragoon blade, modified to fit the scabbard. The arch of the scabbard was also adjusted for the blade and the throat piece reinforced with the addition of retention screws. This is a unique variant, of which may be the only known example. $1600.00  

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    U822. MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, MINT ETCHING: This M1850 Staff & Field sword has mint etching. The large US basket guard has 80% original gold wash and the shark-skin grip and triple wire is 100% original. The 33-inch blade is bright with mint frosty etching and IRON PROOF on the spine. There is no maker mark, but the shape of the blade looks American made. The scabbard has a deep rich brown patina and the deep gold/brown patina on the mounts highlight the fancy chase work. This is an exceptional example of the style sword. $2300.00

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    U836. EARLY M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD: This is an early version of the M1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword. Most of this style sword are Horstman marked, but this one is not but have the King head maker mark. The hilt is tight and retains much original gold wash; has 100% original black leather grip and dragoon wire; and retains the original felt blade washer. The blade is bright and frosty with military etching, but no US or eagle. The scabbard has a pleasing brown finish with all original mounts. You can see wear on the drag; however, the sword is in great condition. I was able to purchase this at a smoking price and can offer it for sale well below market value. $1900.00

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    U839. CIVIL WAR PERIOD – M1860 STAFF OFFICER SWORD: Most M1860 Staff Officer swords that are for sale are the post-war version, and it is rare to find a Civil War period example. There are a few minor details to the Civil War sword: the basic plan looking reverse clam shell; the scabbard’s single ring top mount; and a simple looking drag. This example has all the characteristics of the Civil War version. The shark-skin grip and wire are 100% original; the button works allowing the reverse clam shell guard to move; the blade is maker marked F. Delacour & Bakes, Paris, and etched with small US flags; the top scabbard mount has one ring; and the drag is plan in design. The scabbard has a deep brown patina. Where the M1850 sword was designated for Staff & Field, this sword was only delegated for staff officers to include generals. There is an image of General Hooker on a horse wearing this style sword. $550.00

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    U842. M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER SABER – COPPER PLATED SCABBARD: At the beginning of the Civil War there were not enough Cavalry Officer sabers available, so many dealers would embellish an enlisted saber to meet the demand.  These sabers were often very plan with added chase work to the pommel cap, the guard and branches. However, once in a while and officers would pay more for one that was different. This saber has a T marked blade, which has been identified to Phillip H. Tuska. He was a retailer in New York City 1861-1863. This saber is a higher-grade version of the early embellished enlisted saber not only for the chase work on the guard, but for the etched panels on the blade and the rare copper platted scabbard. To date, this is the only known example of this configuration. $1750.00

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    U844. SAUERBIER - TYPE-2 CAVALRY OFFICER SABER: This is a Sauerbier Type-2 cavalry officer saber without a scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are plain with no chase work at all. The original black leather grip and wire are tight. The original blade washer is complete and holds the blade tight. The blade has the distinct shape associated with Sauerbier and is beautifully etched with traces of original frosting. Find an original scabbard and you will double or triple the value. $1200.00

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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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    U860. SAUERBIER NON-REGULATION PATTERN 1821/22 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER:  This non-regulation saber must have been made or a mounted officer, artillery officer, or a cavalry officer because the blade is both long and heavy making it a very serviceable saber. The non-regulation hilt retains 100% original gilt and 100% original leather and triple-strand wire. The Sauerbier marked blade has deep strong etching with much original frosting under a nice gray patina. The steel scabbard is in near-mint condition and is decorated with the flame throat piece, panoply of arms and the skull and crossbones ring mounts, and the large drag. $3400.00

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    U864. HORSTMANN & SONS – GEBRUDER WEYERSBERG STAMPED, MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a unique and rare find! It is a Gebruder Weyersberg stamped model 1832 short artillery sword retailed by Horstmann. The blade is in excellent condition with a few dark spots, but no pitting, rust or nicks. The brass cast hilt is well done, including the fine stripping of the cruciform guard disk and well chased eagle; however, the hilt-jointing effort along the side is crude and unfinished. Some might mistake this for being Confederate, but the Southern copies have dimples in the guard from castings made from an Ames sword.  These swords were sold to the U.S. Government, or state or local militia artillery units during the American Civil War. There is no scabbard. $650.00  

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    U866. HORSTMANN & SONS – MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a unique and rare find! It is model 1832 short artillery sword, most likely made by Gebruder Weyersberg, and retailed by Horstmann with an Ames scabbard. Horstmann was and authorized deal for Ames and often sold and used their products. The blade is in excellent condition with a few dark spots, but no pitting, rust and a few nicks. The brass cast hilt is well done, including the fine stripping of the cruciform guard disk and well chased eagle; however, the hilt-jointing effort along the side is crude and unfinished. Some might mistake this for being Confederate, but the Southern copies have dimples in the guard from castings made from an Ames sword. The scabbard, which is Ames made, is in near-mint condition and perfectly fit the sword.  These swords were sold to the U.S. Government, and state or local militia artillery units during the American Civil War. Overall, this is in near-mint condition and will be hard to improve upon!  $1400.00   

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    U867. AMES MODEL 1834 OFFICERS’ SWORD: INFANTRY, ARTILLERY AND ORDNANCEThis is a standard Model 1834 Officers’ sword with the typical boat-shell guard with the beaded knuckle-bow and silver wire-impressed grip. Since it is the sword used by officers on infantry, artillery and ordnance, it has a leather scabbard with gilt mounts. The top mount has a button for carry in a frog and matched the middle mount in design. The drag is unique with similar bands on top, but a fancy pattern in its center. The leather is strong with no breaks and expected crazing. The hilt is tight and the original brown leather blade washer keep the blade tight. The blade is etched with Ames markings, the American eagle on both side, “US” and crossed cannons, which may signify artillery. The blade is frosty, has some dark spots, but no pitting. The availability of this style sword is limited because it is pre-Civil War, yet there are Civil War period images with officers carrying this sword.  $1800.00

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    U869. USC ETCHED - CAVALRY OFFICER SABER:  This cavalry officer's saber is unique and in that it is etched USC for United State Cavalry, which indicates it was carried by an officer assigned to an United States unit, not a state. The saber has the standard hilt, which still retains some gold wash, 100% original shark skin grip and twisted wire. The blade etching shows wear, but is strong. The scabbard is a plan basic field design. $1800.00

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    U871. AMES M1860 CAVALRY SABER -1859: This is an early Ames M1860 Cavalry Saber, inspected “JH” and dated 1859 with a strong Ames maker mark. It is complete with its original scabbard, which fits tight to the blade, and it has a nice untouched brown patina. You got to give it a good yank to draw the blade!  The leather sword knot, which is repaired, looks original to the saber, as does the partial hanging strap. And the original blade washer keeps the blade and hilt tight. Early dated Ames saber are difficult to find because most saw action with both Union and Confederate troops. This one is complete with the sword knot. $1400.00

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