Tag Archives: Civil War

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’ Auction #71 held June 13-14 online and at the firm’s gallery in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, […]

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 of Alexandria. I want to know if you could let me know if they are […]

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 with Confederate manufacturers in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama. The reproductions of this particular pattern […]

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) – This spring, the New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles May 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles May 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles May 2014 issue features “Moments Frozen in Time: Celebrities’ Cancelled Checks” by Daniel Wulkan, “Ninety Five Years of Olive Oyl” by Fred Grandinetti, “Civil War Era Textiles: At the New-York Historical Society”, and the May 2014 Brimfield Antique Flea Market supplement! To read these great articles, along with favorites […]

The Civil War Collector – April 2014

The Civil War Collector - April 2014

The Civil War Collector – April 2014 by John Sexton Q: Dear John, I stumbled across your website whilst trying to research two sabres I have recently acquired here in England. I am an antique furniture dealer based in the U.K. and was passed a pair of what I think are Confederate sabres from someone […]

The Civil War Collector – October 2013

The Civil War Collector - October 2013

The Civil War Collector – October 2013 by John Sexton Q: John, I have a Civil War dog tag that seems very unique. The dog tag is wonderfully engraved and not stamped like most of the Civil War dog tags I have seen whilst researching. I was wondering what a dog tag such as this […]

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US Army (Retired) JS: You have part of a Civil War drum; you actually have the […]

The Civil War Collector – July 2013

The Civil War Collector

The Civil War Collector – July 2013 By John Sexton Q: Hello John, this long rifle has been in my possession over 40 years and was in my wife’s grandfather’s antique shop that closed in 1936. I have no information on the maker or where it was made. It is: a Kentucky Pennsylvania rifle, percussion […]

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 7th Michigan Cavalry grouping of the last Commander of Gen. George Custer’s original Civil War Regiment, including a gold Custer Valor Medal authorized only by Custer for recipients in his Michigan brigade, plus […]