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Lot 5001

$375

Details: This cutlery handled Sheffield Bowie features a later scabbard and a blade etched "The Patriots Defender."

The blade measures approx. 7".

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other rare and desirable antique weapons and militaria items.
Condition / Notes: This antique item shows handsomely with some signs of age and handling.
Lot 5002

$550

Details: This very fine oil on canvas portrait of sea captain Jeremiah Martin from circa 1800 and exhibits a distinct, skilled style reminiscent of John Wesley Jarvis.

The portrait, in its unconserved state, was sold at Sotheby's in 1987 with an estimate of $2,500-$3,500. The catalog notes that Martin was the husband of Sally Bullock, the stitcher of the Balch School sampler.

The painting is handsomely framed to approx. 24"x28".

Please attend our live sale to inspect this work in person.

Condition / Notes: The painting shows well with minor signs of age and wear including light even craquelure, a few scratches, and scattered areas of soiling and discoloration. The decorative gilt frame and wooden stretchers are contemporary; the label of a master conservator and framer is on the verso.
Lot 5003

$375

Details: Antique c.1800 Ebony and brass nautical octant by E & W Smith.


English ebony and brass octant, E. & W. Smith & Co., Liverpool, c.1800, with
12 inch radius frame, ivory colored bone scale. Brass pinhole scopes, filters and mirrors. Decoratively engraved with maker's mark reading, "E&W Smith Liverpool."

Measures 16" in length by 13" wide overall.

Includes an antique stepped oak octant box, with original product label from Richard Patten, New York. This particular octant box is presumed to belong to a different instrument, due to the label and because it does not correctly accommodate the E & W Smith octant.
Condition / Notes: This antique ebony octant shows very handsomely for its age, has been generally well maintained and has mild to moderate age and wear. The stepped oak box appears to have belonged to a different make/model of octant, and does not close completely when the E &W Smith octant is placed inside.
Lot 5004

$55

Details: This 19thC or earlier carved wooden polychrome decorated Santos, comes from an extensive estate collection largely purchased in the Philippines in the mid to late 20thC, depicts a Saint in a monk's vestment, measuring approximately 11.5" tall by 4.5" wide at base, and weighs approximately 1.75
pounds.
Condition / Notes: This Santos is in Very Good condition for age, with paint wear andcrackling
commensurate with age, and a wonderful overall look.

Please visit our gallery to inspect this item in person.
Lot 5005

$750

Details: BARNARD, George N. (1819-1902). Savannah, Ga. No. 1. [New York: 1866]. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 7/8 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 15 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. Areas of mild discolouration throughout; repaired tear to mount, right edge.

A stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs... surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771)

This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War.

This fine example of the photograph shows the warehouses on the Savannah River, which may well have contained the 250,000 bales of cotton that Sherman mentioned in his telegram to Lincoln in which he offered Savannah as a Christmas present. It is in any event a wonderful photograph illustrating one of the great non-casualties of the war. When Sherman arrived at the outskirts of Savannah and connected with the U. S. Naval forces on the coast, the destruction and agony of the city appeared to be inevitable. However, the Confederate troops evacuated the city, the Mayor surrendered, and Savannah was spared. The bright sunny day enhanced by thick, fast moving clouds transposed by Barnard onto the photograph) seems to celebrate the great military non-event. (Note the double-wheeled steamboat docked on the river).

Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486.

See also:
George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977
Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990
Condition / Notes: Please attend our live auction to inspect this important original antique photograph in person.
Lot 5006

$200

Details: Orvis Far and Fine 2 1/8oz graphite fly fishing rod.


This Orvis fly rod measures 7' 9" in length. High quality construction. Cigar shaped cork handle. Cork accented reel seat. Far and Fine model, 2 1/8 oz, for 5 lb. 2/1 configuration (two sections)

Includes quality storage bag and aluminum travel tube.




Condition / Notes: This high quality fly fishing rod shows very mild wear, and is in like new condition.
Lot 5007

$375

Details: This grand and rare Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912) Satsuma Okimono Koro of an Elephant, is finely decorated with considerable artistry, with Shimazu mons painted over both sides of the elephant's saddle, has a worn and illegible marks of a Satuma artist on the belly of the elephant, stands on a carved hardwood plinth, and measures 14.5" tall to top of lid finial by 13" long from head to tail.
Condition / Notes: This lot is in Good condition with repaired cracks to lid of Koro, and with minor wear to gilt in places on elephant.

Please visit our gallery to inspect this item in person.

Lot 5008

$550

Details: This bronze bust of President Abraham Lincoln was sculpted by noted artist Rafael Arrieta-Eskarzaga.

The sculpture is signed "R Arrieta E '96" in the cast.

The sculpture is cast of pure bronze finished with a classic brown patina and is mounted on a marble base with plaque. In total it stands approx. 17" high and weighs 28 pounds.
Condition / Notes: This sculpture shows handsomely with brown patina as issued.
Lot 5009

$650

Details: Antique large format mounted and framed albumen of soldiers from a Civil War Pennsylvania Zouaves regiment.

This antique albumen is attributed to Geman, and depicts a finely dressed group of five soldiers in Zouave d'Afrique uniforms, presumed to be from Pennsylvania 114th Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War.

Mounted in a gilt frame that measures 28" wide by 22 1/2" tall.

"The 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. They were notable for their colorful Americanized version of the Zouave uniform worn in emulation of certain French light-infantry units that became world-famous during France's colonization of North Africa, the Crimean War, and the Second War of Italian Independence fought in the years prior to the American Civil War. The regiment was the brain-child of Charles H. T. Collis, an Irish immigrant who settled in Philadelphia becoming a prominent young lawyer. Collis initially raised only a small company of men calling them the "Zouaves d'Afrique" which served while attached to other regiments. They saw action in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the Battle of Cedar Mountain, and the Battle of Antietam. The "Zouaves d'Afrique" were much admired for their military bearing and prowess in battle to the point that it was decided to raise a full-sized regiment which was given the numeric designation of 114th Volunteer Infantry." -Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This antique albumen shows nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear showing on frame. The image appears to be retouched, specifically the eyes of subjects. Some toning on image, but generally well maintained.
Lot 5010

$1150

Details: This original Inuit stone carving by Barnabas Arnasungaaq of Baker Lake is titled "Man on Musk Ox." It was originally purchased at Galerie Aux Multiples Collections for $1,200.00 in 1991.

Since the introduction of carving programs in Baker Lake in the early 1960s, Barnabus Arnasungaaq has been a major force and contributor to what clearly became the overall style of the tundra artists. Showing with the first exhibition of the art of the Keewatin held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1964, he has continued to make work that embodies that wonderful ideographic quality that we have come to associate with the tundra communities that make art. The hard black steatite available to the carvers in Baker Lake was not a stone that lent itself easily to perforation or fine detail, however the Keewatin artists defined readily identifiable personal styles where emphasis was placed on tactile quality and a certain monumentality and timelessness of image. The sculpture of Barnabus has a stoic enduring quality and remarkable presence that has found a large audience around the world.

Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq) is a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut on mainland Canada. Located 200 miles inland from Hudson Bay, it is near the nation's geographical center and is notable for being the Canadian Arctic's sole inland community.

The sculpture measures approx. 8"x7"x4".

Please attend our live sale to inspect this compelling original sculpture in person.
Condition / Notes: This sculpture shows beautifully with minimal signs of age or wear.
Lot 5011

$200

Details: Vintage quartersawn Mission oak writing desk.

This handsome mission oak writing desk features quartersawn oak. Also has a 17" by 14" drawer, and a small shelf suspended between the leg supports. The desktop is 40" wide by 20" deep, and has a table top height of 29". The desktop features a backer board with two built-in letter organizers. Overall dimensions are 35" tall by 40" wide by 20" deep. Leg width is 34 1/2", and leg width is 19" deep. Dark finish.


Condition / Notes: This desk is generally well maintained, with mild wear and age. There is faded writing underneath the drawer. Shows very handsomely, and is made with high quality construction and lumber.
Lot 5012

$15

Details: Antique five gallon stoneware jug.

This antique stoneware jug has a five gallon capacity. Capacity marker appears in blue. The top is glazed brown, with applied handle. The main body of the jug is glazed, with a cream color appearance.

Measures 18 1/2" tall by 11 1/2" in diameter.

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 stoneware jug shows nicely with mild to moderate wear and age. Generally well maintained.
Lot 5013

$150

Details: Antique Civil War Era carved walrus tusk shoe horn.

This antique walrus tusk shoehorn features a carved eagle head handle, and measures 14" in length. Bright, clean ivory white.

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 carved tusk shoehorn shows nicely, with mild age and wear. Some darkened areas on eagle head carving on handle. Very mild chip on blade edge of horn.
Lot 5014

$25

Details: This 19th Century primitive stone axe or adze of the Baliem Valley or "Great Valley" region and Dani Tribe of Papua New Guinea comes from an extensive estate collection largely purchased in the Philippines in the mid to late 20th Century, has a hand woven reed binding on a carved wooden handle, fixing a polished black stone blade, measuring 20.75" at handle, approximately 12" from blade to butt of handle, and weighing approximately 1.5 pounds.
Condition / Notes: This lot is in Good Condition, with visible cracking to surface of stone blade, and general wear overall commensurate with age.

Please visit our gallery to inspect this item in person.
Lot 5015

$550

Details: Civil War Period New Hampshire State Militia Union soldier leather cartridge box.

Unverified manufacture date. Measures approx 6 1/2" by 8" by 2 1/2". Dark brown leather. Metal lined main compartments, second front pouch. Belt loops, metal buckles. Oval Brass Plate marked, "NHSM" on front flap.

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 cartridge box shows nicely, with mild to moderate wear and age. The manufacturer's date is unverified.
Lot 5016

$400

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of two antique Confederate States heel spurs of the Memphis Novelty Works design. Both spurs have the letters "CS" engraved in relief on either side of the shank, and one of them is also engraved with Texas stars on either side near the strap. Rowels and leather straps are intact.

Spurs measures approximately 3.5" wide and 4.25" long from strap to spur tip.

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. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
Condition / Notes: These items are in good condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust, worn or cracked leather, and soiling.
Lot 5017

$35

Details: Antique 1902 pattern convex-sided military canteen.

This antique convex-sided canteen design was an updated version of the popular 1858 pattern during the U.S. Civil War. Two sling loops soldered to the canteen, and raised spout. Includes white linen shoulder strap (presumably not the original issued strap). Includes stopper and stopper chain connected to a ring on the spout. Has 1902 updated convex shape and design consistent with manufacturing date presumably around 1903. Covered with a brown canvas marked, "U.S."

Measures approx. 7 3/4" in diameter. Stamped construction consisting of two halves joined together with a seam.

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 canteen shows well, with moderate age and wear. Some dents, oxidation. The shoulder strap is presumably not original. The canvas cover is faded and shows significant wear and age. The stopper chain is broken, but attached to the stopper.
Lot 5018

$80

Details: 3 Pcs. This lot comprises Civil War era soldier's personal items.

Antique James Dixon gunpowder measure. 3 adjustable settings, brass cup on wooden handle. Measures approx 5 1/2" in length.

Two antique small leather wineskins/flasks. Both are of similar design and size, with a wooden plug closure and stitched leather construction. Presumably these are for drinking, but may be primitive gunpowder flasks. They measure approx. 7"-8" in length.

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: The antique items show moderate age and wear. Patina on brass powder measure; creasing and rubbing on leather.
Lot 5019

$150

Details: This lot consists of a US Army Camel Corp Bell from our Civil War Estate Collection.

This sand cast brass bell, measuring 4" high and 4.75" across the bell opening, is the middle of three sizes made in the mid-19th Century. Each is decorated with US Army eagle and shield insignia with stars and sunbursts. The iron clapper creates a remarkably beautiful tone.

The United States Camel Corps was a mid-nineteenth century experiment by the United States Army in using camels as pack animals in the Southwestern United States. [Wikipedia] Camel Bells were originally made to hang around the Camel’s neck and were later used by cavalry during the Civil War. Replicas made in the 1920s are distinguished by screws used to attach the strap loop.

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 bell is well preserved with signs of age and wear that may include considerable patina, discoloration and soiling. This bell has been cleaned.
Lot 5020

$750

Details: This cavalry saber is marked "C.W." over "186" at ricasso, "ADK" on pommel and finely etched “CSA” on one side of blade and “Captain William Melvin Army of Northern Virginia” on the other. It is also decorated with tobacco leaf etching.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other rare and desirable antique weapons and militaria items.
Condition / Notes: This antique item shows handsomely with some signs of age and handling. It is unusual that a plain trooper’s sword would have a presentation inscription; in-person inspection is recommended.
Lot 5021

$225

Details: 5Pcs This lot consists of antique military regiment insignia including an officers wreath for the Philadelphia Fire Zouaves. All pieces are on navy blue wool, felt, or velvet cut out clothes and include:

-Philadelphia Fire Zouaves "PFZ" metal insignia with brass wreath and hand-sewn backing. (2.75" x 2" overall in a plastic sleeve 3" x 5.1").
-Gold bullion regiment number 2 with Major gold bullion oak leaves sewn to mesh backing through a cloth which measures 4" x 3.25" overall.
-Brass stamped metal regiment number "85" in a gold bullion wreath and a beautiful example of an eagle hat insignia with gold bullion and sequin eagle with shield and arrows and olive branch in its talons and a black bead eye with thirteen silver bullion stars in the field above it, found together in a shadow box. (Regiment insignia: 2.75" x 1.7"; Eagle insignia:2" x 2.5"; Shadow box: 4.5" x 5.5").

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. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
Condition / Notes: These insignia are in excellent condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling.
Lot 5022

$55

Details: Antique Wooden Dietzgen Survey Transit Box with accessories.

This box housed an antique brass survey transit (not included). It does contain a set of antique calipers, and approx. 6 transit accessories, such as a brass sunshade and a threaded tripod bezel.

The box measures 13" by 5 1/4" by 81/2" tall. Leather handles on sides, brass hook closures, and a lock (no key). Mortise and tenon construction.

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 transit storage box and accessories show nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear. Please note, there is no transit included.
Lot 5023

$120

Details: 4Pcs This lot comprises antique photographs and decorative antique portable photo cases.

Hand-tinted tintype portrait of a woman in Union box type case. Measures 2 1/2" w by 3" h

Tintype portrait of a man in small ornate frame. Measures 2 3/4" w by 3 1/4" h

One brown embossed leather photo frame. 5" w by 6" h

One small ornate photo frame with gilt and mother of pearl inlay. 3 1/2" w by 4" h


Condition / Notes: The antique photos and frames show moderate to significant age and wear. The images show nicely. The cover/binding of one case is separated and loose. Rubbing, fading, and toning is visible on these photo boxes.
Lot 5024

$250

Details: Antique brass E. Miller Co. nautical signal lantern.

This antique brass kerosene lamp signal lantern features a handsome cylindrical brass design, with a hanging ring on the top. Mounting bracket on side, red and blue glass lenses. Kerosene lamp is revealed by hinged bottom, marked "E. Miller Co. Made in USA" on wick trimmer dial. Simplex wick holder.

Measures 10 3/4" tall, with a 4 1/4" diameter flat base.

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 brass signal lantern shows nicely, with mild age and wear. Mild patina on brass, and mild polishing residue on seams. Mild scratches on colored lenses.
Lot 5025

$800

Details: This original Dahlgren Bowie bayonet is presented with its scabbard.

The blade is approx. 11.5".

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and many other rare and desirable antique weapons and militaria items.
Condition / Notes: This antique item shows handsomely with some signs of age and handling.
Lot 5026

$325

Details: Antique custom Colt 1860 Revolver holster.

This holster is similar to classic design military holsters of the same era, but features a light brown leather with subtly decorative embossed patterns on the flap. The flap slips under a leather strap to remain closed. Stitched belt loop.

Measures approx 15 1/2" in overall length. 4 1/2" wide opening.

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 Colt 1860 revolver style holster shows nicely, with moderate age and wear. Some creasing and scaling on leather. Mildly worn stitching. Some fading and rubbing on leather.
Lot 5027

$275

Details: This lot consists of a rare antique Wilson Cavalry Corps badge. These badges were worn by Cavalry troops or officers under General James H. Wilson's command of the Cavalry troops under Shermans Military Division of the Mississippi in the Western Theatre. These troops served in the Battle of Franklin, Battle of Nashville, and Wilson's Raid, helping to capture Columbus, Georgia.

The badge consists of a top bar with a relief engraving of a Spencer rifle and a crossed-sabres Cavalry insignia on a red velvet forked guidon. Brooch is a tube hinge with C-clasp. Overall measurements are 2.7" x 3.75".

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. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition and shows signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, worn fabric, rust and soiling.
Lot 5028

$30

Details: Rare color 1918 map by Friends of Irish Freedom, New York.

This colorful map details voting district results of the General Election in Ireland c.1918, relating to British Rule. Reproduced from Geographia London.

Measures 20" by 24". Framed.


Condition / Notes: This framed map shows nicely, and is generally well maintained. Creasing and mild toning.
Lot 5029

$80

Details: Antique wood storage chest with original paint.

This antique wooden chest measures 16" tall by 34" wide by 18" deep. Features a hinged lid, suspended storage tray inside, base trim molding. Presumably constructed of solid white cedar or pine. Heavily worn/faded original paint is a greenish blue color.

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 wood storage chest shows well. It is unlocked, with no key. Shows moderate to significant wear and age. There are deep scratches on the bottom, and the paint is heavily worn. Some mild scratches, chips and dents throughout. Hinges are sound. Some checking/cracks around the edge of lid.
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