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Lot 4001

$750

Details: This lot consists of a rare bronze French-Swiss Lincoln Medal from our Civil War Estate Collection.

Described in 1932 as, "One of the rarest and most historically interesting medals ever dedicated to the Great Emancipator was what is known as the French-Swiss medal", this piece is approx. 3.25" in diameter and .25" thick.

The original solid gold medal was presented to Mrs. Lincoln in 1866 by 40,000 citizens of France. The dies were sent to Switzerland to be struck as the medal was created against the wishes of the Emperor Napoleon III.

[Information courtesy "Medals and medallions" by Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Published 1867 -- archive.org/details/medalsmedallionslinc_5]

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: This bronze medallion is beautifully preserved, showing expected signs of age and wear that may include patina and abrasions.
Lot 4002

$4000

Details: This Clauberg presentation sword features a fine hilt inset with garnets, silver hilt, gilt brass guard, gold panels on etched blade, and in inscription reading “Presented to Captain Charles C Fleming by battery M, First artillery 11th Vermont Volunteers Fort Slocum DC Nov 22nd 1863."

The barrel measures approx.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.

Condition / Notes: This antique piece is in fine condition.
Lot 4003

$1600

Details: Antique H.L. Leonard raised pillar salmon fly fishing reel.

The reel measures 3 3/4" in diameter (4 1/4" pillar to pillar) with a 1 3/4" wide spool.

Stamped "H.L. Leonard Patent No. 191813" on the ebonite headplate, the stamping is worn but legible. German silver hardware, including foot plate, spool, handle arm, and drag adjustment. Likely manufactured in the early 1900s. Philbrook and Paine handle arm and counterbalance designs. The German silver sliding drag adjustment bar on the back plate is stamped with the drag patent date of Jul 22, 1890.




Condition / Notes: This antique H.L. Leonard salmon reel shows very handsomely, with mild wear and age. German silver shows mild tarnishing, ebonite plates show mild wear. Some line residue on spool spindle. Aside from some needed lubrication, this is a very finely cared for antique reel, in working condition.
Lot 4004

$2600

Details: This Colt Model 1862 police revolver bears matching serial numbers 15212.

The barrel measures approx. 6.5"

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely with original finish bluing and some case coloring.
Lot 4005

$2200

Details: This partially printed French passport document signed by James Monroe as United States Minister to France allows American citizen and naval captain John Wheeler to pass "freely and with all security to...various places within the Republic of France...without giving him or allowing him to be given any hindrance" for a period of three months beginning November 12, 1796.

The handsome document bears a French stamp and American eagle wax seal and is countersigned by Wheeler, Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles-Francois Delacroix (also the father of famous painter Eugene Delacroix, and other official personages.

James Monroe was an American statesman who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginian dynasty and the Republican Generation

The original antique document is framed to approx. 12"x16".
Condition / Notes: This document shows well with typical signs of age and wear including creasing and moderate even toning.
Lot 4006

$850

Details: This 19th century portrait painting has been attributed to Moses Billings.

It is understood to be ancestor of Jane Missimer Porter hailing from Erie County, Pennsylvania.

A letter from Skylark Studios details the restoration work it underwent in 1980 as well as further information about the owner, subject, and attribution.

Moses Billings (January 15, 1809 – August 14, 1884) was an American painter and photographer known mainly for his portraits. He was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, but spent most of his career working in Erie, Pennsylvania. Billings' first work that earned him public notice was a full-length portrait of first U.S. president George Washington. The painting was entitled The Father Of His Country, and was paraded by two ponies in a political procession on September 10, 1840. The local newspaper reported the next day that "the great colored portrait of George Washington added color to the parade." This portrait was painted more to garner attention of the public eye, and it did not necessarily exemplify his style. However, it did help to begin his career as a permanent portrait artist in Erie. To make a living, Billings often had to also accept jobs that were not strictly portraiture, such as sign painting, furniture decorating, and other more craft-oriented tasks. However, unlike James Bowman a few decades earlier, Billings was successfully able to maintain a career as a portrait painter permanently located in Erie (though he did spend a few months at a time in larger cities when his business in Erie began to slow). In February 1846, Billings spent a good deal of time working in Washington, D.C. There, he painted portraits of various figures of political importance, most notably Dolley Madison and John Quincy Adams. The portrait of Adams is noted for its lack of the severity of expression with which Adams is often depicted, capturing what Adams himself called "the true portraiture of the heart". The Adams portrait is among the works in the permanent collection of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. The portrait of Dolley Madison was lost sometime in the late 1920s, and remains missing to this day.

The oil on canvas painting on academy board is attractively framed with canvas fillet to approx. 30"x36".
Condition / Notes: This portrait was professionally conserved in 1980 and shows very handsomely with minor signs of its advanced age.
Lot 4007

$550

Details: This Confederate foot officers sword was probably manufactured by Boyle and Gamble.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely.
Lot 4008

$1100

Details: 4Pcs. This lot comprises Antique Thermoplastic Union Cases with 19th Century Images of Civil War Era Soldiers.

These cases measure approx. 3 1/2" by 4", and each contain an antique Sixth-plate: 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" image of a soldier (or soldiers). Interior of cases have velvet cushioned lid, and brilliant metallic frame with glass covering the images. Various manufacturers. Exterior adornments are a variety of patterns or scenes, please see associated images.

"A Union Case is an example of an early thermoplastic technology, being produced from about 1855 to 1865. A mixture of shellac and wood fibers were pressed into a steel mold."- Daguerre.org

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: These Union Cases show nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 4009

$800

Details: This American Kentucky flintlock long rifle features a carved cheekpiece and is warranted on the lock.

The barrel measures approx. 45" and .60 cal.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely.
Lot 4010

$1050

Details: This lot consists of an amputation kit from circa 1890's. The mahogany box is inlaid with a brass plaque in the top, is lined in purple velvety material, and comes with a key. It was sold by "SHEPARD & DUDLEY NEW YORK". All tools are stamped "SHEPARD & DUDLEY".

Instruments include a bone saw, three knives or metacarpal saw with blades ranging from 3.25" to 7" long the smallest of which is serrated, a pick or hook, and a ronguer or bone cutting forceps, and a tourniquet. A small lidded compartment holds the key and two folded pieces of paper, one of which holds pins and the other curved suture needles. The piece of paper for the suture needles is clipped from a document pertaining to R.B. Stearns & Co. of Burlington, Vermont.

This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling. Two of the tool slots are empty. The box itself is slightly warped and has a cracked lid which does not prevent it from closing securely.
Lot 4011

$300

Details: Antique Civil War cannon grease bucket.

This heavy-duty cylindrical implement is a Civil War iron grease bucket carried as part the equipment of an artillery gun crew. The grease bucket measures 8” in diameter and stands 8” high. A pivoting metal lid covers the top of the bucket covers 3 1/2” diameter opening.

A 10” long heavy-duty link chain serves as the bucket handle. Chain has a large 2” diameter O-ring that allows the bucket to be hung from the bottom of the limber.

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: This antique artillery implement shows nicely, with moderate flaking and oxidation.
Lot 4012

$120

Details: Vintage Sack-back Windsor style armchair.

This handsome arm chair measures 45" tall by 24 1/2" wide by approx. 20" deep. Generally consistent in appearance to Windsor Sack-back chairs popular in New York City circa 1780's. This particular chair's age and maker are uncomfirmed. Label is illegible under chair. Some unidentified pencil written names appear under seat. Made of solid wood, (possibly hickory, maple and/or poplar).

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.



Condition / Notes: This chair shows nicely, with moderate wear and age. Some rubbing on finish, scratches on legs and armrests. There writing in pencil under seats, likely from previous buyers of this chair at auctions (possibly names and lot numbers).
Lot 4013

$350

Details: Antique Authentic American Revolutionary War .70 Caliber Musket Balls in Stone Jar.

Approximately 125 Revolutionary War Musket Balls inside of an old stone jar. Approx .70 Caliber each. Stone jar is labeled with a white decal with ink writing that reads, "Libbon Site, Portage River, Ottawa Co. Ohio." According to previous owner, these were previously part of the Vietzen Indian Museum collection.

Measuring 6" diameter at base of jar, 5" at mouth of jar. Stands 4 1/4" tall.
Condition / Notes: This collection of musket balls in a stone jar shows moderate age and wear, with some rubbing and scratches present on the old stone jar. Tiny chip on mouth of jar. Musket balls have been generally well maintained.
Lot 4014

$70

Details: Mahogany Stickley Occasional Chair, with red/white/blue upholstery.

This handsome occasional chair is constructed of mahogany, with red, white and blue denim upholstery. Cushioned seat and back, with armrests. L & JG Stickley model/style number 1832-21 "Medium Mahogany Occasional Chair". Label under seat.


Condition / Notes: This chair shows handsomely, with mild age and wear. Upholstery is sound, with solid stictching. Some minor rubbing and scratches on wood finish.
Lot 4015

$70

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of a sterling silver salt and pepper shaker for Tiffany & Co. by an Italian manufacturer named Tre Spade. The shakers are wood inside and the pepper mill has a metal grinder and filial knob that secures the top. The bottom of the salt shaker reads "TIFFANY & CO STERLING 7" and the pepper mill "MADE IN ITALY GARANTITO TRE SPADE" with a hallmark of three crossed swords.

Shakers measure 2.3" H with a 1.5" diameter.


Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling. There is very little tarnish on these shakers.
Lot 4016

$350

Details: Cast Bronze Robert E. Lee statue.

This finely detailed, heavy cast bronze statue of standing Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands 39" tall on a solid rectangular plinth measuring 11" wide by 12" deep. Quality construction, polished bronze finish.

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.

Condition / Notes: This bronze statue shows handsomely, and is generally well maintained. Some mild age and wear, including a hairline crack visible in the plinth.
Lot 4017

$10

Details: 5Pcs. This lot comprises two sets of antique boot pulls, and one antique Continental Soldier boot crampon/ice creeper.

The iron ice creeper is the type used by Colonial Era Continental Soldiers, wrought from sheet iron. Features four spikes and loops for fastening it to a boot. Measures approx. 4" wide with 3/4" spikes.

One matched set (2Pcs) of antique boot pulls has light brown wood 'T' shaped handles and 5" long steel hooks. Handles are 4" long.

One matched set (2Pcs) of antique boot pulls has bright white ivory or bone 'T' shaped handles and 6" nickel silver hooks in very well maintained condition. Handles are 2 1/2" long.


This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.

Condition / Notes: These antique footwear accessories show nicely, and are generally well maintained. Some mild oxidation on one set of boot pulls, and moderate oxidation on the iron ice creeper. The bone handled boot pulls are very clean, and show mild age and wear.
Lot 4018

$650

Details: 5Pcs. This lot comprises Antique Union Cases with 19th Century Images of Civil War Era Soldiers.

These cases measure approx. 3 1/4" by 3 3/4", and each contain an antique
Sixth-plate: 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" image of a soldier (or soldiers). Interior of cases have velvet cushioned lid, and brilliant metallic frame with glass covering the images. Various manufacturers. Exterior adornments are a variety of patterns or scenes, please see associated images. At least one image is a daguerreotype, the others may be ambrotype. These cases appear to be constructed of wood, and a thin layer of leather. Small metal hook and eye closure.

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: These cases show moderate wear and age, with some exterior rubbing. Interiors show moderate age and wear, with mild to moderate fading present on velvet cushion under lid. Images are of varying condition, and type.
Lot 4019

$140

Details: This is an original Civil War officer's military commission.

It is framed to approx. 12"x16" overall.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these and many other rare and collectible antique documents.
Condition / Notes: This document shows some toning, marginal tears, creasing, and other expected signs of its advanced age.
Lot 4020

$300

Details: 7Pcs This lot consists of military uniform and regalia pieces along with a tinted tintype portrait miniature found together in an inlaid metal box.

The uniform accessories consist of two Infantry Major shoulder boards with gold bullion oak leaves on a blue background, two hat or uniform tasseled cords, and a roller buckle.

The shoulder boards have black backing hand-sewn to the board as well as brass tipped shoelaces on each end for tying the board to the shoulder piece. They measure 1.75" x 4". The cords are tan with bullion and black with a bullion thread, bullion ornament, and black netting around the bullion tassel. They measure 32" and 56" respectively.

The portrait has a gilt scalloped edge frame that has tabs folded around the back. Measures 1.75" in diameter.

The box in which these items were found was made circa 1890's and has a silver design inlaid on the lid and a wooden liner. The makers mark on the bottom reads "SMACO" in a pennant (short for Smith Metal Arts Co.) and underneath that "STERLING DECORATED BRONZE / F506 / 7. Measures 6.3" W x 1.5" H x 4" D.

This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.

Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling. The bullion on the cords is especially clean.
Lot 4021

$375

Details: This US foot officer's saber features an etched blade with US.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely with no maker's mark on the ricasso.
Lot 4022

$550

Details: 4Pcs. This lot comprises Antique Thermoplastic Union Cases with 19th Century Civil War Era Images.

These cases vary in size, and measure between approx. 3 1/2" by 3 3/4" to 4" by 5", and each contain an antique Sixth-plate: 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" or Quarter-plate: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" image. Interior of cases have velvet cushioned lid, and brilliant metallic frame with glass covering the images. Various manufacturers. Exterior adornments are a variety of patterns or scenes, please see associated images.

"A Union Case is an example of an early thermoplastic technology, being produced from about 1855 to 1865. A mixture of shellac and wood fibers were pressed into a steel mold."- Daguerre.org

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: These cases show nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 4023

$130

Details: 4Pcs This lot consists of two antique black wooden parallel rulers with brass metal links and knobs and two dark brown to black painted leather document carrier rolls, one with a smooth and the other with a wrinkled finish. One is of smooth and one of rough matte leather.

Both leather rolls measure approximately 14.25" x 14.25" when unrolled. The parallel rulers are 18" and 15" in length and have link arms of 4.5".
Condition / Notes: These items are in good condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, cracking and flaking, abrasions, rust and soiling. The shorter ruler has some chipping to the outer edges.
Lot 4024

$70

Details: Antique Navaja folding knife with 3" blade.

Wood handle, steel blade. 7" overall length, 4" closed. Unknown manufacturer.

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.

Condition / Notes: This antique knife shows nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear. Blade is sharp. Folding mechanism is in good/working condition.
Lot 4025

$550

Details: Union Arms Co. revolver

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many more rare and collectible firearms, edged weapons, and other Civil War related items.
Condition / Notes: This antique piece shows handsomely.
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