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Auction Date Mar 20 Auction
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Lot: 279 - 19th century police hat

This hat appears to be American from the partial interior label. A fine example of a 19th century bobby style police helmet.

Lot: 280 - Original artwork by illustrator C. A. Gage

A collection of 12 illustrations, mostly for books, by C. A. Gage and dated circa 1916. Gage was largely uncredited for much of his work, appearing in dime store novels and pulp magazines. Several illustrations appear to be of New York City building

Lot: 281 - 1900 bronze cow bell

A heavy example of a circa 1900 bronze and iron cow bell made by James Carwell, Birmingham, England.

Lot: 824 - Archive of Empress Josephine adopted daughter,

Approximately twelve 1840s documents addressed to or related to Princess Alina Deldir who was adopted by Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon, and includes letters addressed to her as well as others, engravings and printed documents. Removed from

Lot: 827 - 1903 Harvard Football poster

Crimson Harvard football chromolithograph poster printed by Fred S. Tolman, Brockton, Massachusetts. Poster features the team mascot in the lower right corner.

Lot: 834 - 1916 New York City chauffeur's cap

Blue-grey wool chauffer's cap with New York City enamel badge from 1916.

Lot: 835 - Extremely detailed meteorological diary, 1887

Late 19th century pocket diary belonging to William Kimball of Salem, CT. In his diary, Kimball records the number of snow and rain storms and also specific data about the weather for each day such as the direction of the wind, barometer and

Lot: 839 - Patriotic centennial sash

This cotton and wool sash with metallic fringe dates to between the 1850s and 1870s and could have been worn to celebrate the centennial.

Lot: 904 - Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1855

Printed document being a broadside entitled List of Members and Officers of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania for 1855.

Lot: 905 - Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Rev.

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Rev. Claudius Buchan DD, 1818. Leather bound book, published by Samuel T. Armstrong, Boston, 1818. Appears complete. Buchanan (1766 – 1815) was a Scottish theologian, an ordained minister of the Church of

Lot: 906 - 1906 York and Kittery Maine town registers

1906 York and Kittery Maine town registers containing the census, town history, and lists of politicians and businesses.

Lot: 907 - 1912-15 glazed cotton 48 Star Flag

A 1912-1915 glazed cotton 48 star parade flag on original mount. In 1912, two stars were added, representing Arizona and New Mexico, bringing the total number of stars to 48, arranged in 6 rows of 8 stars each. There were thirteen stripes

Lot: 908 - Christopher Morley signed limited edition of The

Christopher Morley signed limited edition of The Romany Stain, Number 159 of 365 copies, 1926. In very good condition lacking the dust jacket. Along with a second Morley book, Passivity Program, unsigned 1939. Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957)

Lot: 914 - Letter signed by Robert Walker, Treasury

Autographed letter signed by Robert Walker to Virgil D. Parris and dated 1845. Walker served as Treasury Secretary and Kansas Territorial Governor. He oversaw funding of the Mexican-American War. Virgil D. Parris was a Maine Senator and later marshal

Lot: 943 - He led the investigation into the Great Gloucester

On a calm, sunny day in August, 1817, several fisherman rowing out to the harbor witnessed something remarkable a creature that was between "eighty and ninety feet in length, and about the size of a half barrel, apparently having joints from his head

Lot: 948 - Two original Underwood photographs of Charles

Two original Underwood photographs of Charles Lindberg taken in 1930 of Lindbergh with his mother and one with the Spirit Saint Louis. Also included is a July 1, 1934 Abraham Lincoln aerogram sent from Springfield, Illinois and two 1935 maps of US

Lot: 949 - Wonderful Troy, New York 1887 fireman cabinet card

Cabinet card of the Secretary of the Troy Fire Department with his helmet, buckle, and baton. Along with an embroidered ribbon.

Lot: 950 - 9 Victorian brass tennis buttons

Lot of 9 brass metal Victorian buttons of 2 women playing tennis with a dog in the background circa 1890.

Lot: 969 - Continental Congress delegate Benjamin Huntington

Autographed letter signed (ALS) being a 1779 legal document pertaining to land sold by Captain John Ellis to Nathaniel Brewster (born 1748), son of William Brewster (1715-1775). Signed by Benjamin Huntington, John Ellis and Jeremiah Halsey as Justice

Lot: 970 - Connecticut slave owner and Indian overseer, signs

Partially printed document dated 1801 being a court order signed by William Hillhouse regarding David Trumbull, the plaintiff in this matter, and the son of Jonathan Trumbull. Hillhouse (1728-1816) was a cavalry major in Connecticut’s 2nd

Lot: 975 - A fisherman sells a millman 50 acres in Arundel,

Deed dated 1734, Arundel, Maine, where Thomas Bond, fisherman, has sold to John Burbank, millman, 50 acres of land in Arundel. Signed on back by Thomas Bond, Henry Parry, Robert Smith, Joseph Hill and Jeremiah Moulton. Jeremiah Moulton (1688-1765)

Lot: 976 - Silas Deane pays his debts, 1767-1777

Accounting document dated for transaction between 1767 and 1777, between Colonel Thomas Seymour and Jesse Root of Connecticut and signed by Root. Numerous

Lot: 986 - Lot of Civil War era account books

3 small leather-bound 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. Includes defunct towns, ghost towns, mining towns, California, Texas, Arizona, Montana, and all states at the time and foreign marks. Great collection of

Lot: 1512 - Revolutionary War heroes buy their Ipswich clams

1824 Ipswich, Massachusetts account book for a clam seller noting several important Revolutionary War soldiers as clients. Included in this account book are Lieutenant Moses Treadwell (Captain Wade's Company); Colonel Joseph Hodgkins who served in

Lot: 1525 - 1801 New City jail bond signed by prisoner and War

An 1801 bond regarding a prisoner, William Ambrose, being held at the Jail of the city of New York, signed by Ambrose and Robert Bogardus, an important New York politician and officer during the War of 1812. Bogardus led the Third Brigade of the New

Lot: 1526 - 1774 New Haven Connecticut deed, King George 3rd

Deed between two brothers and Seth Peck, all of New Haven, Connecticut. Dated May 9, 1774 in the 14th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George III of Great Britain, King. Signed by Sam Bishop, a Federalist judge, second mayor of New Haven and

Lot: 1533 - Circa 1820s portrait miniature of a lady

Early 19th century portrait miniature in the style of Sarah Goodridge

Lot: 1534 - 1912-15 glazed cotton 48 Star Flag

A 1912-1915 glazed cotton 48 star parade flag on original mount. In 1912, two stars were added, representing Arizona and New Mexico, bringing the total number of stars to 48, arranged in 6 rows of 8 stars each. There were thirteen stripes

Lot: 1535 - Third Congress 1795 Act to more effectively

Printed document, 1795 4 pages, signed in type by George Washington. Third Congress of the United States began and held at the city of Philadelphia February 25, 1795. An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of duties. Also signed in

Lot: 1536 - 1848 Provincetown, Massachusetts militia roster

Printed document, 1848 signed by George Devereux as Adjutant General, and Elisha Dyer as Town Clerk. A Provincetown, Massachusetts militia roster of 105 men. Not researched but likely many served in either or both of the War of 1812 and the Civil

Lot: 1537 - 1852 diary, Daniel Webster is dead!

Manuscript diary of Sarah L. Clark, Lynn, Massachusetts, October 1852 through 1855. She writes of many things, notably the death of Daniel Webster, "Daniel Webster is dead!" Also discusses President Franklin Pierce. Approximately 40 pages with cover,

Lot: 1539 - Pair of husband and wife 19th century portraits on

Exquisitely executed pair of 19th century portraits on ivorine of Charles (b. 1800, Gardner, Mass.) and Susan Morehead Brown (b. 1801, Gloucester, Mass. d. 1874, Boston, Mass.) These were likely produced in the 1860s-1870s as memorial portraits

Lot: 1540 - Grandson of Colgate founder writes about baseball,

Three autographed letters (ALS) dated 1864 from W. H. Colgate, grandson of soap magnate William Colgate, while attending Phillips Andover Academy. He writes extensively on several topics. Excerpts include, "This after noon I played ball (baseball)",

Lot: 1543 - Portrait miniature of Ann Thayer, 1830s

Portrait miniature identified on the reverse as Ann Thayer widow of William Thayer.

Lot: 1545 - Chinese chop artifact of famed Flying Tigers ace C

An ivory Chinese chop belonging to Flying Tigers ace C H "Link" Laughlin. Likely a gift from the Burmese government to AVG pilots. This rare piece is marked CH Laughlin, AVG (for American Volunteer Group), Burma, India.

Lot: 1546 - War of 1812 era slave document for George

Document signed by Major George Lewis and Dr. Manus Rowan being an 1813 Virginia physician's document for the treatment of two Negro children and a Negro man belonging to Major George Lewis for bleeding. Lewis was the nephew (by blood) of Martha

Lot: 1585 - Jonathan Trumbull appoints a Lieutenant, 1770

Autograph document signed by Jonathan Trumbull, October 13, 1770 and being a military commission for John Bassell to Lieutenant. Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710 – 1785) was one of the few Americans who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary

Lot: 1586 - A rare relic of Connecticut's symbol of

The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing on Wyllys Hyll in Hartford, Connecticut, from around the 12th or 13th century until it was blown down in a violent storm on August 21, 1856. According to

Lot: 1589 - John Glenn Jr. autograph, nine days before he

This autograph, acquired directly from the original recipient, was signed on the reverse of a church program in Cocoa Beach, Florida on February 11, 1962. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit

Lot: 1590 - Circa 1813 Simon Bolivar hand mirror

Extremely rare Simon Bolivar hand mirror circa 1813. Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad de Bolívar y Palacios (1783 – 1830), generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, was a

Lot: 1594 - 1762 French and Indian Wars enlistment of a free

Autograph document signed by Revolutionary War Major General Benjamin Lincoln in his capacity as Justice of the Peace and Levi Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson's Attorney General who advised him on the Louisiana Purchase. Exceedingly rare French and Indian

Lot: 1595 - John Brown signs rare Roman Catholic last will and

The last will and testament of Peleg Cranston, witnessed by John and Sarah Brown and Samuel Freebody. What makes this document as important as Brown's signature is that it is for a Roman Catholic; less than 0.6% of the population at the time were

Lot: 1597 - 19th century textile commemorating George

19th century textile commemorating George Washington.

Lot: 1598 - Raoul Dufy writes to a gallery owner

Autograph letter signed by Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy to prominent art dealer Étienne Bignou, renowned for his Bignou Galleries in New York and France. Bignou was Dufy's first dealer and helped support him during the 1930s. In the letter, Dufy

Lot: 1602 - Tiffany Studios gilt bronze pine needle desk lamp

Gorgeous Tiffany Studios gilt bronze pine needle desk lamp with original slag glass shade. The lamp has recently been expertly waxed and cleaned. Cord has been upgraded to match the original cloth style. Stamped on the bottom.

Lot: 1603 - 18th century wine bottles

Pair of 18th century wine bottles. Blown glass wrapped in wicker.

Lot: 1607 - Roland W. Reed photograph Ogama, an Ojibwe man,

Among the rarest of works by Roland W. Reed, is this superb, oversize silver gelatin photograph produced in 1907, the year he started photographing the Ojoibwe tribe, and one sold by him out of his Kallspell, Montana studio. This photograph measures

Lot: 1608 - President Warren G. Harding portrait signed while

Warren G. Harding signed portrait. Inscribed "Very Sincerely Yours, Warren G. Harding" and dated December 11, 1922 while Harding was serving as president. Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the

Lot: 2592 - 1863 Civil War diary of David L. Mann, baseball,

Manuscript diary of Private David L. Mann, New York 115th Infantry, Company E. Mann was a POW at Harper's Ferry in 1862 and notes he returned to Harper's Ferry, as well as Gettysburg, several times. A small selection from the diary, April 17th, "Boys

Lot: 2741 - A young New York engineer enlists during the first

Autograph letter signed and dated April 22, 1861, just 10 days after the start of the Civil War regarding B.S. Church (Benjamin Silliman Church) who "went yesterday as engineer in the 12th Regiment." Records show that Church enlisted on April 19,

Lot: 2743 - Union soldier writes anti-Negro letter

Autograph letter signed (ALS) and dated October 1864 by a soldier, Andrew, who is in hospital at Lovell General Hospital in Rhode Island. Writing to Lucy, this letter is full of rhetoric about President Lincoln and Negro soldiers. In part, we got

Lot: 2744 - 1863 Civil War broadside of the illustrious NY

A Call to Drill broadside for the 71st New York National Guard dated December 7, 1863. On April 16, 1861, 380 men mustered under Colonel Vosburgh at the State Arsenal, in response to President Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops. On April 21, the 71st

Lot: 2745 - Uncommonly large Civil War US Navy envelope

Civil War envelope addressed to Captain William P. McCann who commanded the USS Kennebec which served blockade duty, attacks on Fort Jackson and St. Philip, and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lot: 2746 - 1863 Civil War almanac

An 1863 Civil War American Presbyterian Almanac published by the Presbyterian Publication Committee.

Lot: 2747 - 5th NY Heavy Artillery Reunion ribbon

34th Reunion of the Third Battalion Fifth New York Heavy Artillery, Lowville, NY September 19, 1923.

Lot: 2749 - Civil War Diary detailing battles and major events

Mid-19th century manuscript diary 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. The

Lot: 2750 - Civil War Vermont State Directory, 1864

"Directory, Rules, Constitutions, and Manual of Parliamentary Practice." Publishing October Session, 1864. Montpelier, Walton's Steam Printing Establishment. Small, embossed cloth binding with a gilded cover displaying the Vermont motto "Freedom and

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

Manuscript document of 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 church

Lot: 2755 - Civil War bible belonging to a POW

The pocket bible of Charles S. Stevens, Co. E of the 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 in the Civil War, a preacher writes about

Autograph letter signed (ALS) and dated September 18, 1861, the same day Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner led 4,000 to occupy Bowling Green, by a teacher-preacher who writes to Reverend W.C. Bell. There is considerable excitement here now

Lot: 2757 - Protecting the Texas border against Mexico in 1865

Autograph letter signed (ALS) from a solider in the 4th Corps regarding the Mexican Question and to what extend the United States would continue to aid Mexico. A rousing letter, he writes, The veterans understand the Monroe doctrine and firmly uphold

Lot: 2758 - Civil War Michigan shako

Civil War Michigan shako.

Lot: 2760 - Civil War Parrott shell base

Civil 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: 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: 2766 - Civil War child color bearer flag holder

A young boy's leather holster for bearing the colors. Much like drummer boys, carrying the American or regimental flag was usually a duty entrusted with young men, often in their teens. This small size belt indicates it was likely worn by a boy of

Lot: 2767 - Civil War shell fragment

A dug relic from the Civil War. This being a shell fragment.

Lot: 2769 - Rare Civil War military issued medical bag

Uncommon military-issue Civil War leather doctor's bag featuring the federal eagle on the brass clasp and dated August 1, 1865. Manufactured by R. Neumann & Co., Patent 1st Aout 1865 and numbered 49807.

Lot: 2772 - Extremely rare post late 19th century victory flag

A printed patriotic banner in vibrant red, white and blue colors, likely dating between the Spanish American War and World War 1. We have found no other example.

Lot: 2773 - Ivory and baleen Civil War surgeon's scalpel

Likely commissioned by the doctor, or perhaps his wife, this exquisite piece exhibits signs of use, possibly used on the field of battle. This ivory and baleen handled scalpel would make a wonderful edition to any Civil War medical collection.

Lot: 2774 - Civil War gutta percha folding comb

A period gutta percha folding soldier's pocket comb. A fine example.

Lot: 3022 - 8th Connecticut veteran tintype, fought at

Elijah W. Bingham served in the Connecticut 8th Infantry and participated in the worst action that the Civil War offered, the Battle of Antietam. On the day of fighting, he proceeded up the slopes to attack the Confederates but were turned away by

Lot: 4502 - Pair of 18th century tools

18th century hand forged tools to include a hammer and chisel.

Lot: 4962 - Jabez Hammond, early Congressman

Autograph letter signed (ALS) 1822 by Jabez Hammond, a prominent New York politician in the early 19th century. He was a Democratic-Republican member of the United States Congress from 1815 to 1817, a member of the New York State Senate from 1817 to

Lot: 4986 - Steel engraving signed W H Bicknell

Steel engraving pencil signed W H Bicknell.

Lot: 4993 - Mississippi Customs House broadside signed by

Mississippi Customs House broadside signed by Treasury Secretary John C. Spencer (1788 – 1855), an American lawyer, politician, judge and United States Cabinet secretary in the administration of President John Tyler.

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

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

Lot: 4998 - 1950s signed Ted Williams book

Ted Williams, Most Valuable Players Series, by Arthur Sampson. SIGNED in ball point pen by Ted Williams. Theodore Samuel Williams (1918 – 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19-year Major League

Lot: 6031 - Original surreal oil painting by Lemyre

Original surreal oil painting by Jim and Lynn Lemyre. Jim and Lynn Lemyre are artists in Mount Holly, NJ. They state that the surrealist movement and the work of the psychologist Carl Jung are major influences on our painting, which is evident in

Lot: 6032 - 19th Century folk art painting of ship on wooden

From a Massachusetts seaside estate, this folk art painting of a ship on a period wooden board dates to the late 19th century.

Lot: 10001 - Original Devil's Den Gettysburg photograph by

A large ( 18 by 14 inches) circa 1870s photograph of the County Commissions of Pennsylvania taken at Devil's Den, Gettysburg by noted battlefield photographer, W.H. Tipton. Large group photograph of 100 or so men, women and children, all wearing the

Lot: 10002 - Eleanor Roosevelt visits Bowdoin College, 1942

On December 12, 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt visited Bowdoin College to take part in Delta Upsilon Lectureship. This collection includes two photographs and an invitation related to Roosevelt's visit as well as Delta Upsilon fraternity memorabilia

Lot: 10004 - 1904 football champions photograph

A dated 1904 photograph of a champion football team complete with uniforms, nose guards and cleats. Their sweaters identify the school only as S H, however, each player is identified. Photographer is not identified.

Lot: 10005 - 1844 John C. Calhoun portrait

1844 John C. Calhoun portrait by Kellogg. John Caldwell Calhoun (1782 – 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice President of the United States from 1825 to 1832. He is remembered for

Lot: 10011 - Civil War tooth extractor. Ouch!

Civil War tooth extractor made of steel. Unmarked. During the Civil War, a soldier's teeth were important to the cause - without upper and lower front teeth, a soldier could not easily bite the end off of the paper-wrapped powder cartridges used with

Lot: 10041 - Confederate Fighter, original Antonio Romano

Original Antonio Romano painting entitled Confederate Fighter, Ralf Neder, died in Virginal, 1862. Framed by the artist in an old frame.

Lot: 10044 - Archive and Egyptian travel journal of a

Lot of 19th century travel letters, photographs and ephemera belonging to the family of genealogical and travel writer Abraham Van Doren Honeyman (1849-1909). He is a descendant of John Honeyman (1729-1822), the alleged Revolutionary War spy and

Lot: 10045 - 1860s English Keepsake or Mourning Album of a

This album belonged to Mary Elizabeth Walton, in which she hand-copied letters written to her by her late mother, Anna M. Walton. She began the album in 1864, six months after her mother passed. "Extracts from the correspondence of my beloved Mother,

Lot: 10157 - Civil War photograph of a soldier

Sixth plate tintype of a uniformed Civil War soldier in a leather case.

Lot: 10160 - Post mortem of a young girl

Posed post mortem of a young girl. Ninth plate.

Lot: 10226 - GAR Civil War corps logo poker chip

GAR Civil War corps logo poker chip with a star corps logo

Lot: 10227 - Relic of the USS Constitution

Dish formed from bronze melted from the USS Constitution during its 1927 refurbishment. The edge of the dish reads, This material was taken from U.S. Frigate Constitution Keel Laid 1794 Rebuilding 1927. Paul Revere famously made most all of the

Lot: 10228 - WW2 Jewish armband, Poland

An armband worn by Jewish people living in Poland during WW2. In November of 1939, the Governor General of Nazi-occupied Poland decreed that all Jewish people of a certain age had to wear a white armband with a blue Star of David.

Lot: 10229 - Camp Jood armband worn by Jewish people during WW2

A WW2 Camp Jood white armband with a blue Star of David and the word Jood worn by Jewish people living in Nazi-occupied Holland during WW2.

Lot: 10230 - Cabinet card of a champion cock fighting rooster

An 1880s cabinet card of a champion cock fighting rooster noting he is a three time winner. Inscribed by the owner, Bob White.

Lot: 10231 - 1850s Currier lithograph of James K. Polk

James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, lithograph published by Nathaniel Currier circa 1840s-1850s. Vibrant colors.

Lot: 10232 - 1907 archive of a New Hampshire class reunion

Large archive of class reunion memorabilia for the District Number 8, Londonderry, NH, 1907. Includes lists of reunioners, handwritten RSVPs from classmates, clippings and more.

Lot: 10233 - 1890s photographic archive of burlesque queen

Archive of 21 photographs of vaudeville and burlesque actress Pearl Andrews in various poses and costumes. Along with photographs of her dog, horse and family members. New York and San Francisco photographers.

Lot: 10234 - Rare 1777 Joseph Ogden currency issue

Joseph Ogden issue of January 18, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, Ogden operated a Middle Ferry in Philadelphia and privately issued these notes as a means of providing change for ferry fares. This paper issue was freely taken by Philadelphia

Lot: 10235 - Strapping young ferry boat captain, Provincetown,

A young man in uniform standing outside the Dorothy Bradford which was ferry between Boston and Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts circa 1910. Gay-interest photograph.

Lot: 10236 - Pair of uncommon Josiah Freeman Nantucket

A pair of photographs, likely of a brother and sister, taken by Josiah Freeman and with his stamp on the reverse. Freeman was an American photographer and politician, who in 1882 and 1883, served as a member of the Massachusetts House of

Lot: 10237 - Original CDV of murderer Edward Stokes

Original 1870s CDV of Edward Stiles Stokes (1841 - 1901) the owner of a New York oil refinery who in 1872 shot and killed his business partner and love rival James Fisk. Stokes was tried three times and found guilty of manslaughter in the third

Lot: 10243 - 1920s gas station photograph

Terrific 1920s photograph of a gas station in South Middleboro Garage, possibly in Massachusetts. Early Ford sign on the front of the garage.

Lot: 10244 - Phillips Exeter class photographs, 1914

Approximately 25 photographic portraits of students at Phillips Exeter Academy, 1914. Some photographs are identified. The class of 1914 included director Howard Hawks, producer Arthur Freed, John Amen, lead interrogator at the Nuremberg Trials, and

Lot: 10245 - Original photograph of Mrs. Tom Thumb and her

Original photograph of Lavinia Stratton (1842-1919), the wife of General Tom Thumb taken two years before her death, and her second husband, Count Primo Magri. Mercy Lavinia Warren Stratton (née Bump) was an American proportionate dwarf and

Lot: 10246 - Period 1927 photograph of the Solvay Conference,

Period 1928 copy of a photograph of the Fifth Solvay Conference, held in 1927. Perhaps the most famous of the Solvay Conferences, the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons gathered the world's most notable

Lot: 10247 - 1860s CDV of two nuns

Original 1860s CDV of a pair of nuns photographed by T. Gastonguay, Quebec.

Lot: 10248 - Pre-1875 photograph of Casa Grande ruins

Pre-1875 cabinet card of Casa Grande ruins along the Gila River by pioneer southwestern photographer George H. Rothrock and William Houghton, Bakersfield, California.

Lot: 10252 - T. Porter slave button, circa 1820

Thomas Porter slave button with T. Porter on the face. Excavated example with shank. This button dates from the early 1800's and is a relic from the slavery trade era. It was manufactured for the slave trader Thomas Porter who sold slaves in the

Lot: 10253 - GAR pinback button

GAR pinback button

Lot: 10254 - Late 19th century swagger stick

Late 19th century swagger stick made of what appear to be vertebrae.

Lot: 10255 - Lot of three Civil War musket ball molds

Lot of three Civil War musket ball molds

Lot: 10256 - Benjamin Harrison campaign book, 1892

Harrison and Reid, Their Lives and Records, Republican Campaign book 1892, three volumes in one with a pull-out map of political territories.

Lot: 10257 - Lot of Zouave uniform buttons

Lot of 35+ Civil War Zouave uniform brass buttons

Lot: 10258 - 1881 GAR broadside

1881 GAR broadside for a Soldiers Home Bazaar in Boston, Massachusetts. Features an armed Civil War soldier.

Lot: 10259 - Civil War era Christmas ribbon

Civil War era Christmas ribbon with Merry Christmas, Good Will Towards Men and Happy New Year in gold lettering.

Lot: 10267 - JFK throws out the first pitch

Original photograph of President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC. Kennedy threw out 3 first pitches and attended 4 games while president, including the 1962 All-Star Game.

Lot: 10268 - Stereoview of Harriet Beecher Stowe and family

Harriet Beecher Stowe posed in this yellow mount stereoview of Professor and Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe at their home. Stowe is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Lot: 10269 - 1868 CDV of the New Masonic Temple in Philadelphia

The New Masonic Temple, Philadelphia, 1868. The Temple was designed in the medieval Norman style by James H. Windrim, who was 27 years old at the time he won the design competition. The massive granite cornerstone, weighing ten tons, was leveled on

Lot: 10270 - Lot of three daguerreotypes of gentlemen

Lot of three sixth plate daguerreotypes of gentlemen. All in half cases.

Lot: 10271 - Tintype of a sheriff

Tintype of a sheriff with his badge and watch chain

Lot: 10272 - Ambrotype of a young woman

Sixth plate ambrotype of a young woman and ornate clothing

Lot: 10273 - Dashing young man in a top hat

Dashing young man in a top hat

Lot: 10274 - Real photo postcard of the Limerick, Maine

Circa 1915 real photo postcard of the Limerick, Maine baseball team. On the reverse is a request to Jason McCloskey, manager of the Greeley baseball team for a match-up.

Lot: 10279 - CDV of Lavinia Warren, wife of General Tom Thumb

1860s CDV of Lavinia Warren, wife of General Tom Thumb, stamped E. Anthony, New York. Warren was made famous by P.T. Barnum.

Lot: 10280 - P.T. Barnum's Zoe Zolena, the Moss Haired girl

P.T. Barnum's Zoe Zolena, the moss haired girl. Zolena was a Circassian and appeared across the country. Photograph by famous circus freak photographer Charles Eisenmann, New York. CDV circa 1860s.

Lot: 10281 - Ninth plate ambrotype in a cast iron frame

Uncommon cast iron frame holds this ninth plate ambrotype of a girl.

Lot: 10282 - Ninth plate ambrotype of a young girl holding an

Ninth plate ambrotype of a young girl holding an apple

Lot: 10283 - Circa early 1800s canteen

Wooden canteen circa early 1800s. Mouthpiece has been replaced with modern steel pipe. Painted blue.

Lot: 10284 - 19th century sword cut down to a fighting knife

19th century sword cut down to a fighting knife

Lot: 10285 - 19th century toggle harpoon

A 19th century whaling or fishing harpoon with a toggle end.

Lot: 10286 - New York Herald, Abraham Lincoln assassination,

Abraham Lincoln assassination. Early reprint of The New York Herald dated April 15, 1862. Framed.

Lot: 10287 - Pair of early boots with Hermes spurs

Antique pair of riding boots with Hermes spurs. With original wooden inserts.

Lot: 10376 - Civil War Confederate pay document

Civil War Confederate pay document, unused

Lot: 10377 - 1870s albumen of 42 firemen

1870s albumen of 42 firemen with their high hats along with several other men in top hats. Identified as being from Orange, Massachusetts.

Lot: 10378 - Circa 1905 travel receipts

Lot of 20+ European hotel receipts circa 1905 along with stationery and other documents from the SS Kroonland. SS Kroonland was an ocean liner for International Mercantile Marine (IMM) from her launch in 1902 until scrapped in 1927. Kroonland was the

Lot: 10382 - 1898 St. Louis Chief of Police announcement poster

1898 St. Louis Chief of Police announcement poster.

Lot: 10383 - 1890 wanted poster, looking for a depressed man

1890 poster looking for the whereabouts of David S. Washburn who was in a depressed state of mind the latter part of May 1895. Reproduces his photograph. Handwritten correction of Daniel to David.

Lot: 10384 - 1896 wanted circular for selling phony gold mining

1896 wanted poster for two men who profited $1,000 by selling phony gold mining stocks. Issued by Police Headquarters, Newport, Rhode Island.

Lot: 10385 - 1899 missing person reward poster

Headquarters of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police poster for a missing person, Edward C. Kellogg, a home builder and contractor. Reproduces his likeness.

Lot: 10386 - 1897 reward poster for conspiracy

An 1897 Pottsville, PA reward poster offering $200 for Philip J. Connell wanted for conspiracy and larceny of $10,000. Poster notes he is a base ball enthusiast and may be found in the company of members of that profession. Reproduces his photograph.

Lot: 10387 - 1898 reward poster for forgery and embezzlement

An 1898 reward poster issued by the Perkins Union Detective Agency, Pittsburg, PA offering $100 for William Henry Bard for forgery and embezzlement. Reproduces his likeness.

Lot: 10388 - 1899 $1,300 reward poster for murder

An 1899 reward poster offering $1,300 for Dr. J. G. Hopkins who committed murder in Thomas Country, Georgia. Reproduces his likeness.

Lot: 10389 - 1897 reward poster, Philadelphia man missing

1897 reward poster offering $250 for information leading to Edward B. Walton, missing from his Philadelphia home. With a photograph of the man on the poster.

Lot: 10410 - Former First Lady and Presidential Candidate

Autograph of Hillary Rodham Clinton on a photograph with Clinton surrounded by several African American supporters.

Lot: 10437 - Previously unknown photograph of Calvin Coolidge

Previously unknown photograph of Calvin Coolidge just coming back from a hunt. This photograph was found in a large archive of Coolidge family photographs and letters.

Lot: 10477 - Battle of Wilson's Creek, 1893 lithograph

Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861, bright and colorful lithograph published by Kurz & Allison Art Publishers (Chicago, Illinois), 1893. In several collections including the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lot: 10478 - Kurz & Allison 1893 Civil War lithograph

Bright and colorful lithograph published by Kurz & Allison Art Publishers (Chicago, Illinois), 1893. In several collections including the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lot: 10479 - Civil War Governor John A. Andrew commissions a

Autographed document signed by Massachusetts Governor John Andrew, being a commission for Samuel A. Davis as assistant surgeon in the Massachusetts 30th Infantry. John Albion Andrew (1818 – 1867) was an American lawyer and politician

Lot: 10480 - 1908 relic of the Hartford Bridge

The Bulkeley Bridge (also known as Hartford Bridge, Bridge No. 980A) is the oldest of three highway bridges over the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut. Completed in 1908, the Bulkeley Bridge is the oldest bridge in the Hartford area and one

Lot: 10481 - Lot of 16 African American cabinet cards

Lot of 16 African American cabinet cards, 1880s and 1890s.

Lot: 10482 - Lot of 30 African American photographs early 20th

Lot of 30 African American photographs early 20th century.

Lot: 10483 - Confederate soldier ambrotype

Unidentified Civil War Confederate soldier, ambrotype.

Lot: 10484 - Civil War gift of a Libby Prisoner to a Union

An alphabet plate, Royal Favourite, identified as being given to Decatur F. Monk by a prisoner of Libby Prison during the Civil War for his daughter, Beulah B. Monk. Old tape marks hold a typed note to the rear of the plate. Decatur Monk, a resident

Lot: 10485 - A charge fired from the USS Constitution

A 40 MM saluting charge shell casing fired from the deck of Old Ironsides. USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of

Lot: 10486 - Late 19th century Shriner's fez

Late 19th century Shriner's fez in original M. C. Lilley & Company box. Shriners International, also commonly known as The Shriners, was established in 1870.

Lot: 10487 - Two original photographs of Crow medicine woman,

Two original photographs of Pretty Shield (1856–1944), a medicine woman of the Crow Nation. Photographs are circa 1910. One shows her standing and the other she is on her mount.

Lot: 10488 - John Quincy Adams for Governor election ticket,

Printed document, Adams and Liberty, John Quincy Adams for Governor election ticket, 1870.

Lot: 10828 - A Journal of the Honorable House of

A Journal of the Honorable House of Representatives of the State of Massachusetts-Bay in New England, Begun and Held at Boston, in the County of Suffolk, , on Wednesday the Twenty Eighth Day of May, Anno Domini, 1777. Boston, New-England, Printed by

Lot: 10829 - Several key Revolutionary era patriots sign a

Manuscript document being a stampless cover signed by several key patriots including Samuel Sewall, Azor Orne, Marston Watson, and several leaders of the Town of Marblehead, Massachusetts renewing licenses for several publick houses and retail

Lot: 10830 - Carved ivory dove adorns a 19th century walking

Carved ivory dove adorns a 19th century walking stick.

Lot: 10831 - Rare photograph of the Jennie M. Carter before her

The Jennie M. Carter was a three mast schooner carrying a heavy cargo of concrete slabs. On April 14th 1894 she met her fate off of Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts when she encountered a nor-easter. All crew members perished and only two bodies

Lot: 10832 - 1857 Polyglot bible, printed Boston

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments according to the authorized version with the references and marginal readings of the Polyglot Bible and numerous additions from Bagster's Comprehensive Bible, published by Higgins, Bradley and

Lot: 10833 - Sweet sisters pose in this ambrotype

A sixth plate ambrotype, colored, along with a piece of ribbon. The image features two sisters posing in checkered dresses. Housed in a leather case.

Lot: 10834 - Circa 1805 printing of the Constitution

Constitution of the United States of America printed by Taggard and Thompson, 26 Cornhill, Boston. Circa 1805.

Lot: 10835 - Lot of 18th century maps by Antonio Zatta

Two books containing 5 hand-colored European maps by Antonio Zatta, the remainder having been previously removed. Includes the original bindings, index and front pages.

Lot: 10836 - Seagull walking stick

A bamboo walking stick with a cast metal seagull adornment.

Lot: 10839 - Knights of Pythias pennant, circa 1920

Circa 1920 Knights of Pythias pennant

Lot: 10840 - Engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, by John

Engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, by John Sartain, pub. 1864, 13'' x 10''. Can be shipped without frame for reduced shipping.

Lot: 10842 - Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe & Rip-Raps,

Early Civil War print, Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe & Rip-Raps, VA., by E. Sachse & Co., 1862. Tinted lithograph with full margins. This print was drawn, lithographed and copyrighted by the firm, though the publisher is given as Casimir

Lot: 10844 - Civil War era match safe

Brass match safe with a federal shield motif

Lot: 10845 - 19th century Mexican walking stick

19th century Mexican walking stick featuring several carved images including the snake in an eagle's beak.

Lot: 10846 - 1778 deed signed by several members of the

A Revolutionary War deed dated 1778 and signed by both Edward Cutts and his brother, Colonel Thomas Cutts. Thomas Cutts (1736-1821) was a Revolutionary War officer, founder of the Saco Bank, formed the Saco Iron Works Company, was a Selectman, Town

Lot: 10847 - 1755 Kittery, Maine deed signed by John Hill

Early Kittery, Maine deed of James Ferguson (born before 1707) of His Majesty's province to Theodore Simpson, Berwick, Maine. Signed by Ferguson, John Hill as Justice of the Peace, and Dan Moulton as Registrar. Moulton is noted for building the first

Lot: 10849 - Connecticut slave owner signs a deed

Jabez Hamlin (1709-1791) was a slave owner in Middletown, Connecticut who served in various capacities throughout his life. A graduate of Yale College in 1728 he later served as a colonel in the militia, judge, Representative to the General Assembly,

Lot: 10850 - Pair of large mount Spanish American War

Pair of large mount Spanish American War photographs

Lot: 10852 - 1898 16th NY Heavy Artillery Civil War GAR reunion

13th Annual Reunion of the 16th New York Heavy Artillery, Little Falls, New York, 1898

Lot: 10853 - 1904 19 New York Volunteer and 3rd New York Light

33rd Reunion of the 19 New York Volunteer and 3rd New York Light Artillery ribbon, Syracuse, 1904

Lot: 10854 - 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry Civil War GAR

25th annual 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry Civil War GAR reunion ribbon, 1906

Lot: 10855 - Hollywood's Golden Era, fashion design sketch

Hollywood's Golden Era, fashion design sketch. Striking resemblence to Bette Davis or Gloria Swanson. Signed but not legible.

Lot: 20027 - Civil War era wallet

Hand tooled Civil War era wallet embossed with a lion motif.

Lot: 20028 - Generals and Battles of the Civil War

Generals and Battles of the Civil War, approximately 100 images of Civil War etchings.

Lot: 20030 - 1896 University of Illinois Medical College

Dr. H A. Jegi (b. 1873) was an 1896 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. This manuscript journal is titled Anatomy and Dictations and is dated 1894, while he was a medical student. Jegi lived in Wisconsin and during World War 1




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