Tag Archives: Civil War

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

By Michael Eckles Preparing to smoke a fine cigar can be a long and luxurious process that involves a series of steps and accessories to ensure it will smoke as intended. Two of the most important tools for the cigar

One of the Greatest Historical Treasures of the American/Indian War Period to be Sold at Auction, April 11

Fairfield, Maine, March 27, 2017 — On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be auctioning a great American treasure. This is lot #1129, a Colt SA Army in original condition, positively proven to have

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of

Heritage’s “Lincoln and his Times” auction Rescheduled for September 17

Originally planned for July, this auction has been rescheduled for Sept. 17, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special opportunity to offer your items in this high-visibility sale! “Lincoln and his Times” will be heavily

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Jim Dandy Root Beer dispenser in like-new condition, descended in the family of a Buffalo, N.Y. pharmacist, sold for $35,650 at an auction held May 8-9 by Cottone

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Purple Heart awarded to U.S. Cpl. Joseph E. Oleskiewicz, one of the “Filthy Thirteen” dropped into Normandy, France on June

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, mounted on three brass leg finials, sold for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’

The Civil War Collector – July 2014

The Civil War Collector - July 2014

The Civil War Collector – July 2014 By John Sexton Q: I live in Syracuse, N.Y., and have these old Civil War invitations to military balls and receptions. I even have a pre-19th century check dated 1799 from the bank

The Civil War Collector – June 2014

The Civil War Collector - June 2014

The Civil War Collector – June 2014 By John Sexton Q: I’ve been asked to research this sword to find out if it’s authentic. Can you help? JS: This particular sword is a foot officer’s pattern sword, most typically associated

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War On View April 4 – August 24, 2014 NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014)