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Auctioneer DOWN EAST AUCTIONS 207-548-2393
Auction Date Jun 30 Auction
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DownEast Auctions Estate Auction at our hall: 328 E Main St.(U.S. Rte.1) Searsport, Maine 04974
Saturday, JUNE 30th, 2018 starting at 2 PM.
We will start outside at 2 P.M. Inside preview during outside auction.Catalog Auction starts at 4 PM.
Catalog listing available below!
Call (207)548-2393 for more information.

Previews on Friday June 29th, 10am. to 6pm.
Saturday June 30th starting 9am. (auction day)
Other times by appointment.
The commission of Captain Sylvanus Smith on Jan. 1st. 1777 to the 15th Massachusetts Regiment, Continental line, commanded by Colonel Timothy Bigelow. Signed by JOHN HANCOCK, President. (see photo).Capt. Smith was active in the entire Revolutionary war including the Battles of Bunker Hill and Valley Forge.
Sylvanus Smith was born in 1740 and died in Shirley, Mass. in 1830. Please call for his complete military record: April 1775 to September 1784.
Over 300 photos on web site. 1794 book with Revolutionary War Battle maps just found! Just added photo's of 84 antique Decoys and shore birds.
Just added photos of Doll collection.
Please download Doll List.
Over 35 lots of rare early American books!

HISTORICAL MILITARY AUCTION, JUNE 30th, 2018. Searsport, Maine.
We have listed all of the following lots to the best of our ability. We believe the descriptions to be accurate, but can- not guarantee the quality, authenticity, or condition of the items being sold. You are the finial judge.

Lot# Listed Auction to start at 4:00 pm.

101 Broadside: Dated Nov. 24th, 1783 announcing Gov. Clinton & Gen. George Washington's Continental Army under commend of Gen. Henry Knox to New Your City.

102 Early Etching of the “Attack on Bunker's Hill & Burning of Charles Town on June 17th, 1775.

103 Engraving of Abe Lincoln by A.H. Ritchie.

104 Modern Bust of Abe Lincoln & framed copy of the Gettysburg Address.

105 Lincoln period “Stovepipe Hat”.

106 18th century document box lined with a 18th c. Phila. Newspaper.

107 Royal Commission from George the Third. Dec. 14th, 1762. giving the m members of the Provincial Council of New Jersey full power &

authority. With paperwork.

108 “Important” engraving (Mezzotint) by Michael Sokolnicki of Paris, France, 1799 of Thomas Jefferson after a drawing done April, 1798 in Phila. By Gen. Thadeusz. This is the only known mezzotint engraving and less than a 1⁄2 dozen known in aquatint (color). With paperwork from Monticello.

109 Engraving: The Battle at Bunker's Hill on Breed's Hill, 6-17-1775.

110 Old map “ The Battle of Brandywine in which the Rebels were defeated Sept. 11th, 1777”.

111 Modern Oil on Board: Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene (1742-1786)

112 Hand colored engraving of an “American General & American's Rifle-Man”, in the revolutionary war period.

113 1799 hand colored engraving Gen. Hall, 3rd. Regiment, British army with paperwork in deep walnut frame.

114 Water color of a “Hessian Jaeger, 1776 by Dee Brown Jr. with paperwork in antique frame.

115 Royal Navy White Ensign flag. 36” x 69”

116 Modern copy of oil painting of George Washington by Charles Peale. 21” x 27”.

117 Oil painting of Thomas Hutchinson, 1711 – 1780, Royal Governor of Massachusetts. Artist unknown. 21” x 27”.

118 Revolution War period: Brass belt plate of German Mercenary Regiment 1777-1783 w/ paperwork in antique shadow box walnut frame. (2pcs.)

119 Revolutionary War British Cast Brass Oval Sword Belt Plate: Found near Haddonfield, N.J. (battle of Monmouth, June 1778). w/paperwork.

120 C. 1790 Color aquatint after Vanloo, by Pierre Michel Alix (1762-1817) of Ben Franklin. Framed w/paperwork.

121 Print (Mezzotint) of Hugh, Earl Percy (1742-1817) commanded the force that rescued the British expedition to Lexington & Concord. Framed w/paperwork.

122 Early cartoon of the Repeal or Funeral Procession of the Stamp Act March 18th, 1766.

123 Modern nicely framed print of General Robert E. Lee.

124 “Important American Revolution Document”: The commission of Captain Sylvanus Smith on January 1st. 1777 to the 15th Massachusetts Regiment, Continental line, commanded by Colonel Timothy Bigelow.

Signed by JOHN HANCOCK, President. Capt. Smith was active in the entire Revolutionary war including the battles of Bunker Hill & Valley Forge. Sylvanus Smith was born in 1740 and died in Shirley, Mass.
In 1830. Included is Mr. Smith's military record April 1775- Sept. 1784.

125 Silver gorget bearing the Crown of England (St. Edward's) type worn by British commissioned officers circa 1775-1783. In display case.

126 Stone axe and arrow heads found on island in Kennebec river, Solon, Maine (probably Abenaki Indians).

127 Books: The History of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 1880 w/map. & Indiana Co. Pa. 2 Vol. Set 1913. (3 pcs.).

128 1890 English Indenture w/stamps & seal.

129 Important letter: Signed by William Bainbridge (1774-1835), Commodore of the “USS Constitution” 4 page letter dated 4-21-1830 to Captain John Henly of the Portsmouth Naval Yard. Sold with letter of Authenticity.

130 Maine related: General Orders, dated May 15th, 1815 concerning a Martial of Brigadier General John Blake in Bangor (Mass.) Maine. Sold with paperwork about the “Battle of Hampden”.

131 Militia of Maine: Company Order requiring Non-Commissioned & Privates to report for duty. Dated Sept. 1st, 1834.

132 State of Maine: Report dated Feb. 25th, 1841 to improve the State Militia

133 Important letter dated June 6th, 1809 to Colonel David Payson in Wiscasset, Maine. The letter “Expressing confidence that the status
of importing products to America will be reopened” This trade embargo lead to the War of 1812. Sold with paperwork typed copy of letter.

134 1820's letter to the Maine Militia, Monmouth Artillery concerning a desire to alter their uniforms, approved by A. Plosner, Brigadier General

135 Civil War period: Autograph Manuscript poem. When Sherman Marched Down to the Sea” Tribute to Sherman's March to the Sea Circa 1865, Letter written by Private Philip Livingston (Co. A, 121st. Ohio Volunteers). Sold with paperwork.

136 1866 booklet “Protest Against the Robbery of the Colored Race” by the Proposed Amendment of the Constitution. By Rev. George B. Cheever, D.D., New York City. & Booklet: “Reconstruction” Speech of Hon. O.P. Morton giving in thr U.S. Senate, Jan. 24th, 1868. (2 pcs.)

137 1608 Geneva Bible, printed in London, England in very good condition. printed by Robert Barker. Predates the King James Bible of 1611.
This rare bible comes with paperwork and the book “The making of the English Bible

138 War of 1812 Eagle crossguard sword w/carved bone, engraved blade.
It Belonged to captain James Babbs in the Maine militia during the War 1812. He was a pvt. In the Rev. War. Stable crack in bone handle.

139 19th C. sword with makers name on blade. (see photo).

140 Old Bayonet w/serial #57016 (appears to be army issue). With scabbard.

141 19th C. sword with American eagle on handle, with scabbard.

142 Flintlock Pistol as found.

143 Miguelet lock Pistol as found, appears to be old.

144 Flintlock Long-gun w/brass fittings, 62”.

145 Old Flintlock Long-gun as found, 55”.

146 Crosman Model 35T .22 cal. Pellgun, Crosman Arms Co.,Fairpoint, N.Y. w/holster. Serial #228530.

147 Remington 22 short-long or long Rifle, Model 33. no serial #.

148 M-1 Carbine B.B. air Rifle, as found.

149 African Knife w/leather carrier. Appears to be teak w/man's head on handle. I Love you w/flags and 1929 carved on blade.


Dagger with curved blade. Appears to be Turkisk or Middle East with Brass scabbard. 16”.


(2) Decorated knives or letter openers w/scabbards.


World War ll Helmets: 1-German w/swastika & 1- French, M-26 W/ RF Flaming Bomb infantry badge. (2-pcs.)


1930's metal model Seaplane. 18.5” x 6.5”.


19Th C. Tusk found in estate, 25” long.


Old Whale Tooth found in estate. 6.5” long.


Reed & Barton Sterling Flatware set with box. 93.56 Tr.oz. Sterling.


Sterling serving pcs. & plated napkin rings. 9.97 Tr.oz. Sterling.


Rare set of 12 Strawberry forks made by Tiffany & Co. Cica. 1875
Sold by W.C. Shaw & Co., Washington D.C. w/spoon. All Sterling w/box


Toirona Culture: Sierra Nevada Mts., Colombia, So. America. Circa. 50 BC. - 500 AD.


Early Spearheads. Approx. 59 in display case.


Revolutionary War period silver watch: 1788 key wind watch by Alex. Collison, Liverpool. Appears to be working fine. History of watch is in case. Sold with nice old watch fob & display case.


Pair of old (not period) Revolutionary War soldiers an-irons.


“Confiscated Property” speech by Hon. L.D.M. Sweat of Maine, 1-20-1864 & “Impeachment of the President” speech by Hon. Sidney Perham of Maine 3-2-1868. giving in thr U.S. House of Reps. (2 pcs.)


1806 & 1810 Military orders by Napoleon (in French), & (2) copies of the “London Gazette, 1677 & 1684. (4 pcs.)


Early engraving of Pa. State House (Independence Hall), Sm. painting of British Officer, Hand colored print of “Battle of Lexington”, print of Alexander Hamilton, photo of Dee Brown Jr. in his Revolution era uniform. Repro. Of Von Bose reg. (Hessian) artifact.


Everything George Washington: Large old B & W print 21 x 28,
(2) hand colored prints, Jim Bean type bottle & repro. Mug. (5 pcs.)


Rare 1794 Book: “History of the Origin, Progress & Termination of the American War” by C. Stedman with (7) fold out maps of the Major Battles. Book has been rebound.


(3) Binders of Early American papers, engravings & misc. items. worth a look.


Box lot of Glen Miller & Louis Armstrong photos, books, buttons & misc.

(16) boxes of books mostly on the Revolutionary to Civil War era. This is a wonderful liberty of Mr. Dee Brown's history books. We will sell in lots so buyers will get some great bargains!

This is a large auction with lots of items not on this list!

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