August 15, 2009


Lot 670 FRAMED SELECTION OF WW2 CARTE DE VISITES & TINTYPE. Carte de Visite of a Civil War Cavalry Private, by French & Sawyer of Keene, NH 2"W - 3.5"H; Tintype of a family
during the Civil War; Family and photographer unknown
3.25"W - 4.25"H; and Carte de Visite of an unknown Cavalry Private, by Cooper of Georgetown, D.C 2.25"W - 3.5"H. All are framed and ready to go, in great condition.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 671 LARGE BORE BOOT PISTOL CIRCA 1850.
Percussion boot pistol. 48 caliber with 3" barrel. Gun is unmarked except for the number 24 stamped on the barrel, hammer and receiver. Metal is a mix of blue and silver. Wood bag type grips are very good.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 672 LUIS KURZ. LUIS KURZ. "BATTLE OF PRINCETON". Washington’s Charge; January 3rd, 1777. Copyrighted 1911. Chromo-Lithograph By Luis Kurz, Chicago, IL. This series is noted as the first important "color" Civil War plates; in excellent
original condition, vibrant colors, no tears, foxing or staining.
Framed with museum glass. 26"W x 19"H.
Estimate $500 - 700.
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Lot 673 KURZ & ALLISON. KURZ & ALLISON."BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS". January 8th, 1815 (very scarce) Britain. Copyrighted 1890. Chromo-Lithograph By Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers - 76 & 78 Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL. This series is noted as the first important "color" Civil War plates; in excellent original condition, vibrant colors, no tears, foxing or staining. Framed with museum glass. 26"W x 19"H.
Estimate $500 - 700.
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Lot 674 KURZ & ALLISON. KURZ & ALLISON. "BATTLE OF CORNITH". October 3rd & 4th, 1862. Copyrighted 1891. Chromo-Lithograph
By Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers - 76 & 78 Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL. This series is noted as the first important
"color" Civil War plates; in excellent original condition,
vibrant colors, no tears, some staining near the top and some minor surface scratches. Framed with museum glass. 26"W x 19"H.
Estimate $500 - 700.
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Lot 675 KURZ & ALLISON. KURZ & ALLISON. "STORMING FORT WAGNER". Charge of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment; July 18th, 1863. Copyrighted 1890. Chromo-Lithograph By Kurz & Allison,
Art Publishers - 76 & 78 Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL. This series is noted as the first important "color" Civil War plates; in excellent original condition, vibrant colors, 2" tear on left side from the edge into the image. Framed with museum glass. 26"W x 19"H.
Estimate $500 - 700.
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Lot 676 CIVIL WAR AMMUNITION BOX MOUNTED ON A WOOD FRAMED CAISSON.
Large, 14 spoke wood wheels have iron rims and are in very good condition. The ammunition box has iron re-enforcements
on all four corners and two large carrying handles, one on each side. All wood surfaces, including the box, have been painted a pleasing shade of gray. The ammunition box has been stenciled with the letters CSA on the front and both sides. This caisson was used for many years at the north-south skirmishes held at the famous Eastover Resort.
Estimate $5,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 677 THE CIVIL WAR COLLECTION OF HENRY B. WALKER.
This selected group is directly out of the attic of the descendants of Henry B. Walker of the 121st Volunteer Infantry New York regiment, Company "E". During the Civil War, Walker served as a 4th Sergeant and he retired as a 2nd Lieutenant. One of the most famous battles in which he served was the "Battle at Salem Church, VA", where he was shot and seriously wounded. Many of these items describe the daily happenings during his travels, included in diaries and letters home. After the war, Henry is noted to have lead some official surveying work in the Adirondacks. Henry, along with his children and his wife, lived in Oneida County, NY and later moved to the Philadelphia area. This is a large collection loaded with information from the war.
Portrait daguerreotype of Henry B. Walker; Henry B. Walker’s written last will - Headstone receipt (purchased by his daughter "Sarah") 2 photo’s of grave site and obituary clippings; Henry B. Walker’s leather bound bible with etched latch; Collection of 9 projectiles in box; 3 projectiles, one from Henry B. Walker’s shoulder at Salem Church, VA. In a wood case; 15 uniform buttons and 1 cabinet key with Henry B. Walker’s "tag" on it; Henry B. Walker’s silver plated field cup; 8 Henry B. Walker photograph cards; 2 Henry B. Walker photos on construction paper; 2 photo’s of Henry B. Walker’s burial; 1870-1891 original and duplicate Henry B. Walker ledgers; Henry B. Walker’s 1862 map of Virginia; Henry B. Walker’s New York Wilderness Map 1879; Henry B. Walker’s from The Military History Institute; 2 Commanding Officer of the 121st Regiment of New York State Volunteers certificates to Henry B. Walker (one to Sgt. and one to Sgt Major); Henry B. Walker’s Notes on the Battle at Salem Church, VA - this is the battle where he was wounded very badly; CSA letter of imprisonment to Negros; 2 sheets of Henry B. Walker’s obituaries; Letters to and from Henry B. Walker throughout the war (official and personal letters); Francis A. Walker and other relatives - their letters and documents during the war; Letter written to Henry B. Walker in 1848 - he was only 8 year old; Henry B. Walker’s stenciled tin safe box; Hand written and copied to a book in 1880, Henry B. Walker’s letters written home; 2 bound Henry B. Walker diaries written on ledger paper. Civil war short stories written by a soldier (attributed to Henry B Walker); Paper written as criticism of Andrew Davidson’s paper on "Before the Cooperstown Literary Society" and finally Henry B. Walker’s saddle.
"Military Order of The Loyal Legion Member’s Badge.
Red, white, blue and gold enamel Maltese cross suspended by a ribbon with a red center bordered with white and edged with blue. Clasp numbered 3401. The Loyal Legion was formed in Philadelphia on April 20, 1865 - 6 days after Lincoln died. Its membership was open to commissioned officers of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps who served in the Civil War. Originally, a member had to be an officer during the Civil War. Later on, the membership was opened up to veterans of the Civil War who became officers at a later date. Still later, membership was opened to male lineal descendants of those qualified to join originally. The original ribbon has a red center bordered with white and edged with blue. When membership was opened to lineal descendants, their ribbon was changed to a blue center, bordered with white and edged with red. The modern badges issued today, have the old style ribbon colors. This badge, with its clasp numbered 3401, has the original box and certificate from Bailey, Banks & Biddle - Philadelphia. The certificate is issued to "Pay Director H. M. Denniston". Denniston of New York is noted as Commander and Pay Inspector, U.S.S. Hartford."

Has a 2 branch guard and a brass pommel; leather wrapped handle over wood. Has a single edge blade w/ fuller. Blade has extensive rust and pitting, 80% of the leather on the handle is missing and the guard and pommel have some dings and dents.
Non-regulation variation of the 1850 model U.S. officer’s sword.
Made in Germany. It has a sharkskin with brass wire wrapped handle and a fancy iron guard with cutout eagle & U.S. The blade is heavily etched and marked at the riccasso "Proof" and "V. Walscheid - Solingen"; the back edge of the blade is etched "Iron Proof". Blade has few tarnish spots, and some rust at the ricasso; guard, handle and pommel are very good, scabbard has some rusting.
Remington 1891 target rolling block pistol in 22 rimfire.
This pistol has an 8" round barrel with a blade front sight and a fixed V-notched rear sight in a narrow dovetail. The bore is in poor condition. Metal finish is mostly silver & brown with traces of case color on the receiver. The mainspring is broken and the hammer spur is missing. Wood stocks show hard use and there is a 1/2" by 1" chunk missing at the bottom of the front gripstrap. Factory records indicate only 116 of these pistols were made.
Colt model 1860 army revolver.
44 caliber 8" barrel is stamped Address COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA. Both sides of the barrel near the wedge pin are stamped with A C, as is the rear portion of the cylinder. The front of the cylinder is stamped with a D. Most of the metal surfaces are a silvery gray and the cylinder scene is partly visible but weak. Wood grips are in good condition. All numbers match, with an early SN# of 44,7xx. The mainspring is broken. A true Civil War veteran.
Estimate for the entire lot $10,000 - 15,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 678 STEVENS FAVORITE .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE.
24" Barrel with a pore bore. Metal is brown with surface pitting. Missing the rear sight and bottom of hard rubber
buttplate is gone (about 3/4" piece). Wood stocks are good.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 679 CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA BRONZE PLAQUE.
13.5" In diameter. Has a mounted horseman in the center
surrounded by a ring of wheat and corn. The outside ring is inscribed in raised letters: "The Confederate States of America: 22 February 1862 * DEO Vindice". A commemorative
piece made sometime after the inscribed date. Front has dark brown patina that comes with time. Has two mounting holes above & below horseman.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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