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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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U569. EMERSON & SILVER M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD - MINT BLADE: This is a M1850 Foot Officer’s sword with a metal scabbard making it a Mounted Infantry Officer’s version. The hilt has much of the original gold wash; 100% original shark skin and a fancy pommel cap., and the blade on this sword is mint with outstanding etching! The scabbard is complete with all original mounts and has a gray patina. $1995.00

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U617. CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER – MICHIGAN or PENNSYLVANIA IDENTIFIED: This saber was discovered in Michigan by a collector who had no relevant history other then it came from Michigan.

To my surprise, I saw the initials “G M F” scratch into the face of the guard. I researched the initials and found one match for Michigan: 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 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 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. On 8/26/1862 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 thepossibility it belonged to George Montgomery Fleming. Both officers had long military service. 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.  $2200.00

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U636. SAUERBIER - M1850 MOUNTED FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Mounted 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. Hard to find a Sauerbier sword in this condition under $2000.00.  $1800.00

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U642. HORSTMANN ENLISTED MODEL 1840 SABER – TYPE 1. This saber may be one of the 5000 that were made with Emerson & Silver blades from the earlier Hortmann contract with the Ordnance Department. It has the Keystone stamp unique to Emerson & Silver, and the early HORSTMANN’S PHILA retailer stamp. The guard and pommel cap are tight, and the black leather grip and twisted wire is original and 100% complete. The is blade is nick and rust free with a sharp point and has a great look. The original scabbard has a deep brown patina and fits correct to the blade and shows period wear on the drag. These sabers saw action in both the Mexican – American war and the Civil War. Considering 5000 were made and with two wars and use by both Union and Confederate troops, how many have survived. $1400.00

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U813. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER, 1834 DATED: This is one of the most elusive examples of the Model 1833 Dragoon Saber besides those issued to Southern States. It is the 1834 dated saber with United States Dragoon etched on the blade. The original government contract called for 1000 sabers with scabbard to be delivered by November 1. 1834, which Ames completed. The sabers delivered in 1834, 1835 and 1836 were etched United States Dragoon, and those delivered in 1837 and 1839 were etching United Stated. This example is the enlisted version with the steel scabbard. The grip is missing the original dragoon wire and 50% original leather. The blade washer is original and the 34-inch blade is bright with the maker mark faint but readable: N.P. Ames Cutler Springfield 1834. The inspector mark is under the blade washer and the marking is hard to photograph but readable with magnification. The scabbard is the correct lighter version with the split rings and has proper marks on the drag with a nice brown patina. $2500.00

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U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD:  All the brass has matching patina. The hilt is tight and the original leather grip is %100 complete, but no wire. The 30 3/4-inch blade is marked IRON PROOF of the spin and etched with an American flag and large US vertical to the blade, but not maker marked. The scabbard leather is near-mint and amazing.  $900.00

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U856. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER, 1834 OR 1835 DATED: This is one of the most elusive examples of the Model 1833 Dragoon Saber besides those issued to Southern States. It is an 1834, 1835 or 1836 dated saber with United States Dragoon etched on the blade. The only reason the date is unknown is because the markings are hidden by the blade washer and the guard. However, there is no doubt this is an early example because of the etching. The original government contract called for 1000 sabers with scabbard to be delivered by November 1. 1834, which Ames completed. The sabers delivered in 1834, 1835 and 1836 were etched United States Dragoon, and those delivered in 1837 and 1839 were etching United Stated. This example is the enlisted version with the steel scabbard. The grip has 100% original dragoon wire and 98% original brown leather. The blade washer is original and the 34-inch blade is bright with the maker mark visible to include N.P. Ames and Cutler, but Springfield and the date are hidden. The guard could be removed to confirm the date, but that should only be done by a professional sword-smith. The inspector mark is under the blade washer. The scabbard is the correct lighter version with the split rings and has proper marks on the drag with a nice patina. $2400.00

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U887. M1850 STAFF & FIELD – FOOT OFFICER SWORD: This sword has a large guard common to a Staff & Field sword, but without the US, and is often called a Foot Officers sword. In fact, it could be considered as both since many Staff & Field officers and Foot Officers carried this style sword. The sword hilt has a mellow mustard colored patina and is tight; the sharkskin grip and twisted wire are 100% complete; the original white buff leather blade washer holds the 30 3/4-inch blade firm, and the etched is strong and frosty with no maker or retailer marks. The scabbard is original with all brass mounts and screws with matching chase work and is compete and strong with expected crazing, leather loss and shrinkage on the reverse side. Overall, this is an excellent example, and the price includes shipping and insurance. $1250.00

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U894. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field sword is unique because the blade is void of etching and the scabbard has a unique modification. The lack of etching is the result of one of two possible scenarios: either the etching was rubbed off while cleaning by the original officers, or the sword was Confederate captured and the etching was removed at the same time the scabbard was modified. The sword shows wear from being carried, and the hilt is tight with original grip and twisted wire, but no blade washer. The blade is totally unetched; has period nicks and sharpening, and is tight. The Ames marked scabbard is complete with all mounts, but is missing the drag screw, and the top mount has been modified by adding a retention spring and top mount screw. This modification is very well done and had to be completed as a shop, not in the field. $1400.00

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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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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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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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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 the34 1/2-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being just underan 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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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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