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CIVIL WAR ERA SWORDS, FIREARMS & ANTIQUES AUCTION!

Saturday, April 27, 2019  |  10:00 AM Central
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This is an estate auction for Becky & the Late Joe Vann of New Boston Illinois. Joe was a Civil War enthusiast & collector of antiques & musical instruments. We have similar items from others too!
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MILITIA ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD W/ SCABBARD - MODEL 1840

MILITIA ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD W/ SCABBARD - MODEL 1840

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 654)      

32" BLADE SHOWS NUMEROUS NICKS & SOME PITTING - MFG BY FW WIDMANN OF PHILADELPHIA. THIS SWORD WOULD HAVE BEEN USED BY ANY NUMBER OF LOCAL MILITIA UNITS...more

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LOT of (64) 1860s to 1920s Clothing Buttons

LOT of (64) 1860s to 1920s Clothing Buttons

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 654)      

Pre and post Victorian era, molded and blown glass, partial horn, molded and stamped metal and brass, lucite, over 60 total, all in good to great condition...more

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COAST GUARD OFFICERS' SWORD - MODEL 1915

COAST GUARD OFFICERS' SWORD - MODEL 1915

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 654)      

31" BLADE - EXCELLENT OVERALL - LEATHER SCABBARD SHOWS NICKS - MADE IN GERMANY - IN 1915 THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE, LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE & LIFE SAVING SERVICE WERE COMBIN...moreED TO FORM THE US COAST GUARD. ORIGINALLY UNDER THE TREASURY DEPT, IT HAS BEEN PART OF THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SINCE 1967. DURING THE TIME OF WAR IT IS ASSIGNED TO THE NAVY & THUS THE SWORD IS ALMOST IDENTICAL.

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LOT of (39) 1890s to 1940s Child's-Costume-Pinback Buttons

LOT of (39) 1890s to 1940s Child's-Costume-Pinback Buttons

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 654)      

Various buttons and charms, mainly childrens or costume buttons, mainly stamped brass and metal, some glass, over 35 total...more

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MARINE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS' SWORD MODEL 1875

MARINE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS' SWORD MODEL 1875

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 654)      

MODERN 28" BLADE - UNITED STATES ENLISTED MARINES CONTEMPORARY CEREMONIAL SWORD - MARKED SOLINGEN STAINLESS W/ STAR OF DAVIS. TIGHT BRASS WIRE WRAP GRIP - LEATHER SCABBAR...moreD SHOWS SCRATCHES - THE CHAPE IS CUSHIONED WITH BLACK TAPE SO IT STAYS ON - WHEN THE MARINE OFFICERS FINALLY REGAINED THEIR BELOVED MAMELUKE-HILT SWORD" THE ARMY FOOT OFFICERS' SWORD THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY WORN BECAME THE SEARGENTS' SWORD. IT IS SHORTER THAN THE ARMY VERSION & HAS A FROG ATTACHEMNT RATHER THAN CARRYING RINGS. WITH APPROPRIATE ETCHINGS IT IS STILL IN USE TODAY.

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LOT of (53) Victorian Glass Buttons

LOT of (53) Victorian Glass Buttons

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 654)      

Likley molded glass, some possibly cut, over 50 total...more

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NAVAL OFFICERS' SWORD - MODEL 1852

NAVAL OFFICERS' SWORD - MODEL 1852

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 654)      

29" BLADE MARKED "HORTSMANN PHILADELPHIA" & OWNER"LYNN R BERNHERM" - NICE TIGHT WRAPPED GRIP - SLIGHTLY LOOSE BLADE - LEATHER SCABBARD IS VERY GOOD - IN 1852 THE NAVY DEP...moreARTMENT ADOPTED THIS SWORD WHICH WITH ONLY VERY MINOR VARIATIONS CONTINUES TO BE WORN TO THIS DAY.

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LOT of (16) Advertising Clothing Buttons

LOT of (16) Advertising Clothing Buttons

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 654)      

Carhartt's, Big Yank, Cones Boss, Win-All, Auto Brand, Racine and others...more

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DRAGOON SABER - AMES CONTRACT OF 1833

DRAGOON SABER - AMES CONTRACT OF 1833

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 654)      

32" BLADE - LEATHER GRIP SHOWS AGE CRACKS BUT WIRE WRAP IS TIGHT. SCABBARD SHOWS PLUMB PATINA & SEVERAL DENTS - THE UNITED STATES REGIMENT OF DRAGOONS WAS FORMED MARCH 2,...more 1833 & SO BECAME THE ONLY MOUNTED TROOPS ON THE PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT. A NEW SABER WAS REQUIRED FOR THESE TROOPS & A CONTRACT WAS MADE W/ NP AMES OF SPRINGFIELD, MA TO PRODUCE THEM. THE PATTERN CHOSEN CLOSELY FOLLOWED THE BRITISH LIGHT CAVALRY SABER OF 1822.

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LOT of (19) 1902 General Service Military Buttons

LOT of (19) 1902 General Service Military Buttons

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 654)      

Various makers to include Scovill, Elsner, Pasquale, Superior and others, all 2 piece, all in good to excellent condition, largest being 1"...more

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US NAVY OFFICERS' SWORD MODEL 1852

US NAVY OFFICERS' SWORD MODEL 1852

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 654)      

31" BLADE MARKED "STAINLESS" "NS MEYER INC GERMANY" - LEATHER SCABBARD HAS BEEN REPAIRED" GUARD WRAP IS MISSING - BLADE IS MARKED ROBERT H HESTER"...more

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LOT of (14) 1875 to 1902 General Service Military Buttons

LOT of (14) 1875 to 1902 General Service Military Buttons

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 654)      

Makers to include Scovill and Horstman, various condition, most will be good to great, all 2 piece, largest being 3/4"...more

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WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPO SHORT SWORD

WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPO SHORT SWORD

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 654)      

20" BLADE UNMARKED - RICASSO IS MARKED "WCE & 1504" - HILT IS MARKED "WCE" - LOOSE GRIP TO BLADE - LEATHER SCABBARD IS FAIR W/ PARADE BELT...more

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LOT of (10) 1854 General Service Military Buttons

LOT of (10) 1854 General Service Military Buttons

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 654)      

Makers to include Johnson , Waterbury and several unmarked, all two piece, largest being 9/16"...more

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CIVIL WAR ERA SPIKE BAYONET

CIVIL WAR ERA SPIKE BAYONET

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 654)      

UNMARKED - VERY NICE LEATHER SCABBARD - HAS RING...more

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LOT of (10) 1854 General Issue Military Buttons

LOT of (10) 1854 General Issue Military Buttons

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 654)      

Makers to include Waterbury, Thomas and several unmarked, composition to include oiled cloth, vegtable ivory, metal non-metal, all in good to excellent condition, largest...more being 1 1/16"

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INFANTRY MILITIA NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS' SWORD - STARR CONTRACT OF 1818

INFANTRY MILITIA NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS' SWORD - STARR CONTRACT OF 1818

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 654)      

25 3/4" DOUBLE FULLER BLADE - BLADE IS MARKED "N STARR", "US", "SV" - GRIP WIRE WRAP IS MISSING - SCABBARD IS PITTED - ON DEC 28, 1818 NATHAN STARR SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH...more THE ORDNANCE DEPT FOR 4000 INFANTRY NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS' SWORDS. THE ARTILLARY ALSO USED THESE SWORDS

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LOT of (12) 1851 Infantry Military Buttons

LOT of (12) 1851 Infantry Military Buttons

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 654)      

Makers to include Evans & Co., Waterbury, Pacific Button Co, all two piece, all in goof to excellent conditon, largest being 3/4"...more

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US M 1905 BAYONET WITH WWII SCABBARD

US M 1905 BAYONET WITH WWII SCABBARD

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 654)      

16" BLADE IS MARKED "RIA 1917" & "US", "288400" - BOTH BAYONET & SCABBARD SHOW SOME RUST BUT WOULD CLEAN UP - LOCK IS MISSING...more

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LOT of (2) Confederate Navy Coat Buttons

LOT of (2) Confederate Navy Coat Buttons

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 654)      

Maker Courtney & Tennent, UNAUTHENTICATED, believed to be real, both show proper wear, 5/8" in size...more

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US CAVALRY SABER MODEL 1840

US CAVALRY SABER MODEL 1840

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 654)      

34" BLADE - MARKED "PDL" - COPPER WIRE WRAP IS GOOD - BLADE IS GOOD BUT HAS BEEN BUFFED - METAL SCABBARD HAS BEEN BUFFED TOO & HAS A FEW LARGE DENTS...more

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LOT (2) Civil War Army Engineers Coat Button

LOT (2) Civil War Army Engineers Coat Button

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 654)      

Makers are Horstman and Extra Quality-London, UNAUTHENTICATED, believed to be real, both show proper wear, largest being 13/16"...more

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CIVIL WAR ERA SPIKE BAYONET

CIVIL WAR ERA SPIKE BAYONET

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 654)      

MARKED "US" HAS A RING - VERY NICE WITH LOTS OF BLUE - COULD POSSIBLY BE UNISSUED...more

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LOT (10) Military - S&S - State - Institute Coat Buttons

LOT (10) Military - S&S - State - Institute Coat Buttons

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 654)      

Makers to include Superior, Scovill, Harding and others, all two piece, all in good to excellent condition, all are 13/16"...more

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PRESENTATION SABER 1918

PRESENTATION SABER 1918

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 654)      

32" BLADE - MARKED "RIDABOCK & CO NEW YORK" - VERY NICE OVERALL - ALTHOUGH NOT INSCRIBED, THIS HIGHLY DECORATED VERSION OF THE REGULATION MODEL OF 1902 WAS CLEARLY A PRES...moreENT AS NO OFFICER WOULD PURCHASE SUCH AN ITEM FOR HIMSELF. IT WAS PROBABLY GIVEN AS A COMMEMORATIION OF SERVICE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

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