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Auctioneer Period Americana 8882723167
Auction Date Nov 28 Auction
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Boston, MA
Time 07:00PM
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Lot: 101 - 6 early Zippo lighters, WW2 version

Collection of 6 Zippo lighters, including a World War 2 version. Includes Chesterfield Cigarettes, Nova Scotia, and Jet Star. The World War 2 lighter has been re-chromed and has a British coin welded to the front.

Lot: 250 - Lot of (5) 1850s Philadelphia deeds

Lot of (5) 1850s Philadelphia deeds. Various names.

Lot: 252 - Large vellum Philadelphia deed, 1849, signed by

Large vellum Philadelphia deed, 1849, signed by Civil War Captain Henry Lelar. During the war, Lelar was acting master in charge of gun boats in New York.

Lot: 258 - 1817 William Penn family deed, Philadelphia.

John Penn and William Penn deed in relation to the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, 1817.

Lot: 259 - 1881 store journal, buffalo, seal, wolf skin

Pair of York, Maine store journals, 1881. One journal lists accounts and the second list a variety of items sold including buffalo skin robes, seal skin jackets, Hudson Bay wolf coats and a variety of hats named after General Grant, General Hancock

Lot: 260 - 1850s Salem, Massachusetts cemetery journal

Journal of deaths and burials in Salem, Massachusetts, center of the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s. Entries include, October 7, 1857, Joshua Winn, found on the morning of the 7th with his throat cut from ear to ear. Daniel Peasley killed on the

Lot: 266 - Famed Philadelphia merchant Curwen Stoddart buys

A wonderful vellum indenture dated 1832 between Thomas Dugdale, Jr. and wife and Curwen Stoddart. Stoddart was a most famous merchant who, in 1932 (the same year as this deed) went into business with his brother. Research could find that this deed is

Lot: 272 - 1870s Colorado Silver Mining Lot

Contains six letters written by Charles A. Hoyt, surveyor and superintendent for the Cashier Silver Company, owned by his father Arthur W. Hoyt of Deerfield, MA. Arthur had been involved with civil engineering and railroading throughout the 1860s,

Lot: 835 - Extremely detailed meteorological diary, 1887

Late 19th century pocket diary belonging to William Kimball of Salem, CT. Might be of particular interest to meteorology enthusiasts, as Kimball records specific data about the weather for each day: The direction of the wind, barometer and

Lot: 839 - Patriotic Centennial Sash

This cotton and wool sash dates to between the 1850s and 1870s and could have been worn to celebrate the centennial. It measures about 3' long, 5" wide, and has 1.5" of metallic fringe. Fair condition with a great deal of insect damage.

Lot: 840 - Ecce Orienti or Rites and Ceremonies of the

This is a late 19th century Masonic ritual aid, written in code with ciphers to protect the secrecy of the Masons, should the book fall into the hands of a non-member. Bound clasp-style in embossed leather with gold edges, the book has no title on

Lot: 986 - Lot of Civil War era account books

3 small leatherbound volumes and a guide to using Gunter's Sliding Rule (1843) belonging to Ebenezer Tracy of East Bridgeport, CT dating from 1862-1896. May be related to the famous Connecticut furniture maker of the same name.

Lot: 987 - Large collection of 19th Century postmarks

Large collection (200-300) of late 19th and early 20th century postmarks, circa 1880s-1915. Defunct towns, ghost towns, and mining towns. California, Texas, Arizona, Montana, and all states at the time are present. Some foreign marks. Great

Lot: 1129 - He died for Freedom and Honor at WW1 Battle of

A large bronze medal honoring Private William Charles Hull, a member of the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. When WW1 broke out, Charles enlisted at Guildford in the 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. He landed in the Gallipoli theatre of war

Lot: 1130 - WW2 Nazi helmet relic with shrapnel damage

A World War 2 German helmet exhibiting period shrapnel damage. The consignor believes this was brought back from the battlefields of France.

Lot: 1131 - WW2 Nazi helmet relic

A World War 2 German helmet exhibiting all the markings of being buried for quite some time. The consignor believes this was brought back from the battlefields of France.

Lot: 1132 - WW2 Luftwaffe helmet

A World War 2 German Luftwaffe helmet complete with original decal, leather chin strap and liner.

Lot: 1133 - Lot of 6 Vietnam War soldier peace medals

A fine collection of original Vietnam War solider peace medals. One is handmade from a spoon and another from a blank dog tag. One features a hand with the middle finger pointing up.

Lot: 1134 - Original Vietnam War Viet Cong uniform

Original Vietnam War Viet Cong uniform consisting of pants, shirt, hat, scarf, pin and camoflauge ring. The Viet Cong, also known as the National Liberation Front, was a communist political organization in South Vietnam with its own army – the

Lot: 1562 - Extremely rare early Massachsuetts militia

Beautifully handpainted canvas and cloth haversack. Ornate, painted design on the flap. No regiment number. Circa 1800-1815.

Lot: 1600 - Loyalist spy, he assisted Benedict Arnold in his

A truly rare and historic document from Philadelphia, 1792. This Inquisition contains 13 historical signatures. Among them is that of Joseph Stansbury (1742-1809), a loyalist spy who served as the messenger between John Andre and Benedict Arnold. The

Lot: 1601 - Circa 1860s Nantucket whirligig

Wonderful example of a mid-19th Century Nantucket whirigig (whirlygig). Adorned as a sailor, this measures approximately 14 inches tall. Original paint.

Lot: 2725 - Battle of Fair Oaks, homefront letter

Does she hear from Uncle Nathaniel often? What part of the army is he? Is he a teamster or a soldier. Speaking of him makes me think of our boys….in the late battle of Fair Oaks near Richmond. There was quite a number of our boys wounded

Lot: 2730 - Sends money home via the regiment's chaplain,

Civil War letter written by Charles Linker of the 4th Independent Battery Ohio Light Infantry on July 26, 1963. He writes about sending his money home by giving it to Captain Smith, Chaplin of our regiment who will proceed to Cincinnati where he will

Lot: 2731 - The Southern people are getting sick of the war,

Civil War letter written by Charles Linker of the 4th Independent Battery Ohio Light Infantry on January, 1865. He writes, The soldiers got so bad they straggled all over the country and robbed the citizens of everything they had. If they met a man

Lot: 2749 - Civil War Diary, detailed battles and major

Handwritten mid-19th century journal detailing the major events of the Civil War from April 11, 1861-June 27, 1863. Inscribed A.E. Sanborn of either East Kingston, NH or Andover, MA, both of which are written along with his name on the first page.

Lot: 2753 - Handwritten Lecture by Uel Merrill Fiske, 1866

One of many public lectures by universalist minister Uel Merrill Fisk, "delivered Mar. 25th, '66 and Portageville June, 10, '66." Fisk writes about the struggle over slavery, the aftermath of the Civil War, and corruption among both government and

Lot: 2755 - Civil War POW bible

The pocket bible of Charles S. Stevens, Co. E of he New Hampshire 9th Infantry. He mustered into the NH Independent Infantry and then transferred to the 9th. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864. This bible has his pencil

Lot: 2756 - Early Civil War, a preacher writes about tensions

Dated September 18, 1861, the same day Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner led 4,000 to occupy Bowling Green. A teacher-preacher writes to Reverend W.C. Bell. There is considerable excitement here now although there has not any fighting very

Lot: 2757 - 1865, protecting the Texas border against Mexico

A rousing letter from a solider in the 4th Corps regarding the Mexican Question and to what extend the United States would continue to aid Mexico. He writes, The veterans understand the Monroe doctrine and firmly uphold it and are biter against the

Lot: 2758 - Civil War Michigan shako

Original Civil War Michigan shako.

Lot: 2759 - Hand carved Joshua Chamberlain statue

A hand carved and painted Joshua Chamberlain statue. Approximately 9 inches tall. There is a repair to his left hand which is barely noticeable. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828 – February 24,

Lot: 2760 - Civil War Parrott shell base

Ciivl War Parrott 10 pounder shell relic. The Parrott rifle was invented by Captain Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate. He resigned from the service in 1836 and became the superintendent of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York.

Lot: 2761 - Civil War cavalry boots

Pair of nicely conditioned Civil War officer cavalry boots. One boot has a period repair.

Lot: 2762 - Civil War era medical bag

Leather Civil War era medical bag. Prior to the Civil War, armies tended to be small, largely because of the logistics of supply and training. Musket fire, well known for its inaccuracy, kept casualty rates lower than they might have been. The advent

Lot: 2763 - Union Veterans memorial flag

Daughters of Union Veterans memorial flag, Flag measures approximately 14 by 11 inches. The Daughters of Union Veterans was organized in 1885 and endorsed by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1900 at its 34th Annual Encampment.

Lot: 2764 - Civil War Confederate reunion flag, 1st Virginia

Civil War Confederate reunion flag, 1st Virginia Infantry, circa 1900. A fine example of a Confederate reunion flag for the 1st Virginia Infantry listing their battle engagements, 1st Bull Run, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Seven Pines, Gettysburg,

Lot: 3068 - Lot of (3) Civil War soldiers, San Jose

Two tin types and 1 CDV with a San Jose photographer stamp

Lot: 4109 - George and Martha Washingfton CDVs

George and Martha Washingfton CDVs

Lot: 4110 - Lot of (4) post mortem images

Four post mortem images, three cabinet cards and one later, around 1940.

Lot: 4503 - Philadelphia Colonial deed 1853, signed Joseph

An ornate 1853 Philadelphia deed to Samuel Holliday. Signed by James Tagert who was president of the Farmer's and Mechanics Bank

Lot: 4504 - Pair of Philadelphia deeds, George Harrison noted

An 1849 Philadelphia deed signed by noted chemist George L. Harrison. The deed notes Harrison's profession as manufacturing chemist. Also an 1853 deed, unsigned.

Lot: 4505 - 1849 Philadelphia deed, Lennig Family

An 1843 Philadelphia deed transferring land to the Lennig Family. Signed by Charles Lennig, Wilhelmina Lennig, Morton Michael as High Sheriff.

Lot: 4506 - Civil War dated Philadelphia deed 1861

Philadelphia deed signed by William H. Kern, Sheriff,

Lot: 4507 - Large lot of vulgar poems, 1870s, 1940s

Large lot of pithy, vulgar poems, 1870s, 1940s. Approximately 30. One in 19th Century the rest are from the 1940s,

Lot: 4508 - 1889 diary of Jennie May Fagan, packed with detail

1889 diary of Jennie May Fagan of New Jersey.. Most every line from January through September is filled in, mostly daily routines, weather and chores. A nice glimpse in late 19th Century life.

Lot: 4938 - Well-heeled family writes their mother, 1911-1920

Correspondence of a well-heeled family. Letters from sons to their mother, mentioning illuminating engineering, working in Japan (1920), Harvard University, writes from Japan. About a dozen sheets dated 1911-1920.

Lot: 4940 - Life in 1829

Stampless cover written from Bradford Academy (which became Bradford College, Haverhill, Massachusetts and is now defunct). Wonderful letter describing life in 1829. Transcript included.

Lot: 4995 - 1850s Lawrence, Mass book of poems, signed Frost

An 1850s Book of Remembrance. Several engravings and hand written poems. One poem is written by and signed J. W. Frost, 1859. Robert Frost's family lived in in Lawrance and his grandfather was a mill overseer. Robert himself moved their from San

Lot: 4996 - New Bedford whaling, lawsuit over damage to

Depositions of several men regarding a collision between a steamboat and Merrill's Wharf in New Bedford. Circa 1850s. Henry Brightman, James Mackin, and Stephen Andrew (master ship's carpenter). Retired sea captain Edward Merrill built the

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