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608 Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn

Early Tennessee Militia archive relating to Lieutenant William Graham including a Tennessee militia coat, signed Governor John Sevier military commission, and powder horn, 3 items total. 1st item: Early Tennessee State Militia Coat owned and worn by Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia) comprised of a navy-blue wool body with hook and eye closure to red wool lapel, red wool collar and cuffs, the lapels and coattails lined in off white linen with two interior slip pockets, two faux pocket flaps to exterior, all with a total of (44) total flat brass buttons. One (1) navy-blue wool epaulet to left shoulder, two (2) pieces of navy-blue fabric sewn to right shoulder and top of coattails. 40 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W.2nd item: Governor John Sevier signedmilitary commission document conferring on William Graham of Jefferson County the rank of Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of the TennesseeMilitia, dated August 15, 1807. Countersigned by Robert Houston, Secretary of the State of Tennessee from 1807-1811. State seal, top left. 16" H x 9 7/8" W.3rd item: Early 19th century East Tennessee powder horn withound wooden plug end secured by brads, fabric strap attached to nail and nozzle. Piece of cloth with ink inscription reading "96" pasted to horn near plug. 11" outer circumference of longest curve. These items have all descended in the family of Lt. William Graham. The Number 96 on the powder horn corresponds to a similarnumbering system used on an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). Biographical Note: William Graham was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, to George Graham (1756-1832) and Elizabeth Turnley Graham (1764-1817). He married Mary ShieldsGraham (1795-1832) in 1814 and was the father of Eliza Jane Graham (1821-1897) and Mary Shields Graham (1824-1907). Upon the death of Mary, William sent his young daughters (ages 11 & 8) to live with their uncle, Dr. Samuel Shields. Eliza married Franklin William Taylor of Shields Station in Grainger County and they had twelve children together. One of their children, Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875) served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee (see Lot 610). Mary married Calvin Bird Nance of Nance's Ferry and they had seven children together. William Graham passed away in a tragic house fire on the night of September 17, 1857 at the age of 71 and is buried in the Graham ChapelCemetery, Jefferson County, TN. (source:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198785407/william-graham).Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Discoloration, staining, to be expected from age. Moth holes, primarily to back of jacket, largest 1 1/4". Two buttons to bottom appear to be missing.Epaulet to right shoulder is not present. Accompanying note indicates that the coat was cleaned on April 24, 1975 for an exhibit. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining/acid burn, largest 1". Tears, areas of separation, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines. Signatures in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Natural age cracks, areas of insect damage, largest 1 1/8" x 3/4". [See more photos →]

$3,400.00$3,800.00
610 Lot 610: Assembled Group of 34 Civil War/U.S. Revolution Related Items Assembled Group of 34 Civil War/U.S. Revolution Related Items Lot 610: Assembled Group of 34 Civil War/U.S. Revolution Related Items

Archive of thirty-four (34) items, many Civil War era, Revolutionary War era, or Confederate Reunion related, including 1848 Mexican silver coin given as payment to Samuel Milton Taylor of Tennessee by the Confederate States of America (CSA), Union brass buttons, Iron signal cannon base used at Fort Ninety-Six, South Carolina, CSA $500 bonds, 1887 Reunion ribbon, and more. 1st item: 1848 Mexican First Republic Silver 8 Reales 10 D 20G coin, given as part of a one dollar and fifty cents payment to Samuel Milton Taylor by the Confederate Government at Greensboro, NC, at the time of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnson in May 1865. Depicts an eagle with a snake in its beak, obverse, radiant cap, reverse. Reeded edge. Includes a handwritten note with family oral history story dated 7/8/[19]07 with later date Aug 10 1973 en verso, and an envelope with a typed version of the story. 0.903 fineness, 0.870 troy ounces. Note: Samuel Milton Taylor served as a Private in the 16th Regiment, Tennessee Regiment, Company E, a Sergeant in the 4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company D, and a First Sergeant in the 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company E. He was a prisoner of war in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (from Sept 1863-April 1865) and was a businessman after the war. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10134653/samuel-milton-taylor). 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Federal Infantry brass buttons, 2-piece construction, including one (1) cuff button depicting the Great Seal of the United States with an "I" in the center of the shield and one (1) depicting the Great Seal of the United States. No visible manufacturer's marks. Approximately 13-19 mm dia. 4th item: Iron signal cannon base stamped with "P" proof mark. 18 1/2" L x 5 3/4" dia. Note: According to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), the owner of the Early TN Militia coat in Lot 608, and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), this cannon was used at Fort Ninety-Six, SC, also known as Old Ninety Six and Star Fort, when it was besieged during the American Revolutionary War, circa 1776-81. Part of the top of the cannon was blown off during the celebration of the election of General Wade Hampton, the first Democratic Governor after the post Civil War Reconstruction period. This is number 67 on the inventory list. 5th-7th item: Three (3) CSA $500 five hundred dollar coupon bonds, issued in Richmond, VA, December 2, 1862, engraved by B. Duncan, Columbia, SC. Portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, CSA Cabinet Member, top center, surrounded by a decorative border. Serial # 338, sequential 446, and 447. Each includes thirty coupons. Each with Registrar of the Treasury signature. Approximately 14 3/4" H x 14 1/8" W. 8th item: Macon, GA Confederate Veterans Reunion ribbon, October 26, 1887. Consists of a printed red silk ribbon with information text and "REVIEWED BY Ex-Pres't JEFFERSON DAVIS" to center, with metal tassels attached to bottom. Includes handwritten note reading "Present by Mrs. J. M. Cobb, Eufaula, Ala" affixed to loose thread. 6 1/4" H x 2" W. 9th item: Three (3) Confederate, Southern Almanacs bound together, including one (1) Confederate States of America Almanac, 1862, published by Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN, one (1) Southern Almanac, 1863, published by Schaffter & Bryant, Lynchburg, VA, and one (1) Almanac, 1864, published by D. B. Payne and H. C. Victor, Lynchburg, VA. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 10th-20th items: One (1) brass case containing ten (10) shells and bullets. Case – 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 21st-27th items: Seven (7) fabric stick flags, including five (5) Confederate Reunion flags and two (2) United States flags, one (1) with 43 stars and one (1) with 46 stars. Ranging from 6 1/8" to 7 1/8" L. 28th item: Wooden chest with a hinged lid. 9 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W x 10 3/8" D. 29th item: Burgundy leather wallet with burgundy fabric lined accordion interior, inscribed "R A Halland" to interior flap. 4" H x 8 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 30th item: Brass stick pin with a fox head top and rhinestone eyes. Unmarked. 2 7/8" L. 31st item: Krementz Plate cufflink. Approximately 3/8" dia. 32nd item: Iron spur, the rowel made from an Indian Head cent coin, illegible year. 4 1/2" L. 33rd item: Pair of iron sheep shears. Includes a handwritten note stating that they belonged to Colonel J. P. Haun. Marked "(star) I&J W". 11" L. 34th item: Pair of iron bullet mold with black paint coated handles. 9 1/2" L. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. Paper items with tears, foxing spots, etc. 8th item: Fraying, loose threads. Printed text in visible condition. 4th item: See description. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
611 Lot 611: 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes Lot 611: 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes

Archive of sixty three (63) 19th century Tennessee and Alabama Civil War related items, including McMinn County TN related Confederate Soldier Ambrotype, Alabama Civil War era autograph album, forty-five (45) envelopes postmarked to and from Blount County, Tennessee and Johnson's Island Union prison, Sandusky, Ohio, and more. 1st item: Ninth plate ambrotype depicting an unidentified Civil War Confederate McMinn County, Tennessee soldier, seated in his coat with a revolver in a holster at his waist, tinting to his cheeks. Housed in a partial decorative gutta percha case. 3" H x 2 1/2" W. 2nd item: Civil War era autograph album belonging to Laura Burtwell, Florence, Alabama, dated August 11, 1858, containing signatures, poems, and drawings, many dated circa 1860-1864. Most written directly onto the paper with one (1) cut signature. Album titled Casket of Mementos, published by Moss and Brothers, Philadelphia. Comprised of gilt edged pages, engraved frontispiece with tissue paper guard, hardbound in black and tan leather covers with blindstamp decorations and gilt lettering to covers and spine. 8 1/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 3/4" D. Note: Laura C. Burtwell was born in Florence, Alabama in 1848, and lived in Nashville for 46 years until her death in 1943. She had two brothers who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. John Robertson Bedford Burtwell was a graduate of West Point and rose to the rank of Colonel by the end of the War, and the other brother James Burtwell served as a private in 16th Alabama Infantry. 3rd-30th items: Twenty-seven (27) envelopes addressed to Mr. William Hall, Prisoner of War, Johnson's Island, Block 9, Mess 2, near Sandusky, Ohio, postmarked in various places in East Tennessee, dated between circa January 2-December 11 1864-1865, two (2) with illegible dates. Seven (7) with ink stamp indicating that the letter had been examined by a Johnson's Island official. All with red George Washington 3 cent stamps. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. 31st-55th items: Twenty five (25) envelopes addressed to Mrs. Elvira Hall, Knoxville, Greenback, and areas around Loudon and Blount County, Tennessee, eighteen (18) postmarked in Sandusky, Ohio, dated primarily between circa January 8-December 28, 1864-1865, one (1) postmarked December 22, 1879, one (1) postmarked May 11, 1895, and five (5) with illegible dates, no dates, or unclear dates. Nine (9) with ink stamp indicating that the letter had been examined by a Johnson's Island official. Twenty (20) with red George Washington 3 cent stamps, three (3) with blue locomotive 3 cent stamps, one (1) with a green George Washington 3 cent stamp, and one (1) with a red George Washington 2 cent stamp. One (1) envelope contains six (6) circa 1893 Columbian Commemorative stamps, including five (5) red Landing of Columbus 2 cent stamps, one (1) postmarked April 10, 1894, and one (1) blue Columbus in Sight of Land 1 cent stamp. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. 56th-57th items: Two (2) envelopes, one (1) addressed to Miss C. M. Howard, Four Mile Branch, Monroe County, East Tennessee, dated May 25, 1864, and one (1) addressed to W. R. Kerr, Knoxville Tennessee, dated June or July 1864, both postmarked in Sandusky, Ohio. Both with red George Washington 3 cent stamps. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. Note: William S. Hall resided in Blount County, Tennessee with his wife Elvira (listed on the 1860 census records as Nancy E). Hall enlisted in Company H, 62nd Tennessee Infantry on September 26, 1862. Hall's records are incomplete, however it is likely that he was captured at Vicksburg with the 62nd and was paroled but never reported to the parole camp in Mississippi. On September 13, 1863 he was arrested as a citizen and sent to Johnson's Island. Burial records show that William and Elvira are buried in Pine Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Greenback, Loudoun County, Tennessee. (additional documentation available upon request).(Research courtesy of Bill Floyd). 58th-63rd items: Six (6) documents pertaining to East Tennessee Baptist churches, including one (1) related to The Baptist Church of Christ at Cedar Fork, Claiborne County, Tennessee, dated 1846, two (2) related to The Baptist Church of Meigs County, Tennessee, one (1) dated circa November 1860 and one (1) dated November 2, 1862, one (1) related to the New Hopewell United Baptist Church, Tennessee, dated circa May 1866, and two (2) unidentified, including one (1) dated November 1, 1841 and one (1) dated May 4 1866. Ranging in size from 3" H x 7 5/8" W to 7" H x 8" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Image in overall very good, visible condition. Cover of case is not intact. 2nd item: Worn condition with rubbing to edges and corners, 5/8" area of peeling to spine. Pages in overall good, legible condition. 3rd-63rd items: Overall good condition with tears,areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
612 Lot 612: VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan Lot 612: VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan

Timothy O'Sullivan / Alexander Gardner albumen view of the quarters of Captain Harry Clinton, Quartermaster/Provost Guard, at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters, Brandy Station, Virginia, Dec. 1863-1864. The battle of Brandy Station, fought June 9, 1863, was the largest predominantly Cavalry engagement of the Civil War (and the largest to ever take place on American soil). It marked the end of the Confederate cavalry's dominance in the East. That winter, Brandy Station became the primary supply depot for the Army of the Potomac. Photograph – 6 1/8" H x 6 1/2" W. Matted and framed under glass in a stained oak frame, 10 3/4" square. Note: card taped en verso of mat states this is an original unmounted photo of a Civil War scene near Atlanta (location is incorrect) which was purchased from Alexander Autographs Auctioneers "years ago" and authenticated by Larry Gottheim; we have not confirmed this information. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. CONDITION: Photograph in good condition with light toning, particularly at edges. Some light staining en verso with likely later pencil inscriptions, "326 Gardner"and "Atlanta" and "IX". [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
613 Lot 613: Portrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North Carolina Portrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North Carolina Lot 613: Portrait of CSA Capt. Samuel Wilkins, North Carolina

Oil on canvas portrait of Confederate Captain Samuel Wilkins, 50th North Carolina Infantry. Painting depicts Wilkins as a man in his early middle age, wearing a dark grey Confederate uniform with brass buttons, the second button undone, with non regulation captain's insignia to his coat collar, against a dark green background. Unsigned. Housed in a period American carved gilt wood frame with stenciled rock pattern to frieze. Sight – 29 3/4" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 35 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W. Third quarter 19th century. Note: This painting was featured in an article titled "Portrait of a North Carolina Captain: Samuel Wilkins of the Green River Rifles" by Jeff Whittmann, North South Trader's Civil War Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2005 (copy of magazine and genealogy report of the sitter is included). Note: Samuel Wilkins enlisted as a Captain in the 50th North Carolina Infantry on March 27, 1862 and served for three years. 50th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in April 1862, at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Men of this unit were raised in the counties of Person, Robeson, Johnston, Wayne, Rutherford, Moore, and Harnett. Ordered to Virginia, it fought under General Daniel at Malvern Cliff, then returned to North Carolina. Here the 50th saw action at New Bern and Washington, transferred to J.G. Martin's Brigade, and for a time served at Wilmington. Later part of the regiment was stationed at Plymouth and part at Washington. In November 1864, it moved south and shared in the defense of Savannah and skirmished along the Rivers' Bridge. Afterwardsit was sent back to North Carolina and was placed in General Kirkland's Brigade. The unit continued the fight at Averasborough and fought its last battle at Bentonville. CONDITION: Overall craquelure. Areas of inpainting to face and jacket, largest 3" x 1". Areas of varnish layer fluoresce under UV light, largest 4 1/2" x 2", primarily to perimeter. Abrasions to varnish layer, largest 9 1/2". Areas of painting flakes/loss, largest 9 1/2". 1/2" area of repair to canvas, visible top right en verso. Areas of loss, largest 5 1/8", to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,200.00$1,400.00
614 Lot 614: Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Revolver, Belt, & Holster Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Revolver, Belt, & Holster Lot 614: Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Revolver, Belt, & Holster

Civil War era Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver plus leather belt and holster, .38 caliber, serial number 134781, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 781", left side of frame under cylinder marked "COLT'S PATENT", proof marks to cylinder. Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, checkered hammer, front sight, loading lever. Carved initials JDR onto brass back strap, leather label reading "54" right side of stocks. Housed in a leather holster with matching initials. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Overall length – 13 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1863. Note: The revolver, holster, and belt are included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), the owner of the Early TN Militia coat in Lot 608, and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 54. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Bore is dirty. Visible rifling to bore. Areas of loss to wood on stocks. Leather to holster and strap is dry with areas of cracking. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,200.00
615 Lot 615: Philadelphia Derringer, .44 cal. Philadelphia Derringer, .44 cal. Lot 615: Philadelphia Derringer, .44 cal.

Philadelphia Derringer, .44 caliber. Breech and lock plate marked "Deringer Phila", right side of breech marked "P", back of trigger guard marked "J". Checkered walnut stocks, heptagon barrel, German silver mounted, foliate engravings on breech of barrel, bolster, lock plate, hammer, and trigger guard with pineapple finial, plain escutcheons, unmarked shield insert on back strap, bag handle. Barrel length – 2 1/2". Overall length – 6". Early/mid 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Hammer is loose. Bore is dark. Oxidation and pepper pitting to barrel. 5/8" patch to barrel near fore sight. Tarnish to German silver. Surface scratches to walnut stocks. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
616 Lot 616: Remington Elliot Pepperbox Pistol, .32 rimfire cal Remington Elliot Pepperbox Pistol, .32 rimfire cal Lot 616: Remington Elliot Pepperbox Pistol, .32 rimfire cal

Remington Elliot Four Barrel Pepperbox Derringer, .32 rimfire caliber, serial number 189 (visible to frame under barrels and underside of barrels). Left side of barrels stamped "Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons Ilion N.Y.", right side of barrels stamped "Elliots Patents May 29 1860 – 10, 21 1861". Brown hard rubber grips, forward tilting round four barrel cluster, iron mounted, ring style trigger, barrel release on underside of barrels, revolving firing pin, German silver blade front, frame notched rear sights. Barrel length – 3 3/8". Overall length – 5". Circa 1863-1888. CONDITION: Bores in good condition with visible rifling. Few minute areas of loss, surface scratches to grips. Some bluing remains to underside of barrels. Trigger holds at full cock. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
617 Lot 617: French Model 1822 T Bis Single-Shot Percussion Pistol, Charleville, .72 cal French Model 1822 T Bis Single-Shot Percussion Pistol, Charleville, .72 cal Lot 617: French Model 1822 T Bis Single-Shot Percussion Pistol, Charleville, .72 cal

French Model 1822 T Bis Single-Shot Converted Percussion Pistol, Charleville, .72 caliber. Right side of lock plate marked "(star)/S" and "Mre Rle / de Charleville", left side of barrel marked "AI" and "Cde 17-6A" with additional proof marks, tang marked "M le 1822 T bis", left side of stock marked "N", "156", "Sr ETIENNE", and "(crown)/D", ram rod marked "156", with additional proof marks to left side of lock plate, trigger guard. Walnut stocks, round barrel,octagonal breech,brass and iron furniture, checkered hammer, fixed sights, iron ram rodand belt hook. Barrel length – 8". Overall length – 13 3/4". Early 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Pepper pitting to iron. Cracks to wood, largest 2 1/2". Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Action holds at full cock but not at half cock. [See more photos →]

$300.00$450.00
618 Lot 618: Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle Lot 618: Stacey & Angel, Knox, TN Percussion Long Rifle

Stacey and Angel, Knoxville, Tennessee percussion long rifle, .40 caliber. Top of barrel marked "STACEY & ANGEL, KNOXVILLE, TENN.". Walnut half stock, octagon barrel, iron mounts, double set triggers with brass trigger guard with spur, brass fimbles and butt plate, blade front, rear sight, ramrod. Barrel length – 42 1/2". Overall length – 59" L. Circa 1870. Note: Stacey and Angel are listed as gun manufacturers and dealers in Knox County, TN, circa 1870-1871, in A Preliminary Survey of Historic Period Gunmaking in Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Conservation Division of Archaeology Report of Investigations, No. 8, 1991. (see: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/archaeology/documents/reportofinvestigations/arch_ROI_8_Gunmaking.pdf CONDITION: 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" area of restoration/repair to right side of lock plate. Bore is dirty, some evidence of rifling to bore. Natural wood age cracks, areas of loss, largest 6 1/2", to stocks. Pitting, rust to iron mounts. Hammer holds at full cock. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
619 Lot 619: Mid-Atlantic or Southern Tiger Maple Long Rifle Mid-Atlantic or Southern Tiger Maple Long Rifle Lot 619: Mid-Atlantic or Southern Tiger Maple Long Rifle

Mid-Atlantic or Southern percussion long rifle with tiger maple full stock, .43 caliber, octagonal barrel, unmarked lock plate,double set triggers with brass trigger guard with spur, brass butt plate and mounts, fore and rear sights, ramrod included. Barrel length – 37 3/4". Overall length – 53" L. Second quarter 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Barrel has been cut down approximately 1 1/2". Rifling to bore. Bore is dirty. 1 1/2" area of loss to forearm. Dings, scratches, few minor cracks to stock. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
620 Lot 620: Pennsylvania Curly Maple Long Rifle Pennsylvania Curly Maple Long Rifle Lot 620: Pennsylvania Curly Maple Long Rifle

Pennsylvania converted percussion long rifle with curly maple full stock, .35 caliber, octagonal barrel, unmarked lock plate, brass trigger guard with spur, butt plate, brass patchbox to right side of butt stock, fimbles, forearm tip, and decorative inlay to left side of lock plate, German silver crescent moon inlays to forearm, fore and rear signed. Includes handwritten tag with region and material attribution indicates that this was converted to percussion using the cap and ball method. Barrel length – 40". Overall length – 55". Second quarter 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Hammer is loose. Rifling to bore. Bore is dirty. Ramrod is a replacement. Cracks, areas of loss, largest 3/8", to stocks. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
621 Lot 621: U.S. Model 1884 Springfield Rifle, .45-70 cal. U.S. Model 1884 Springfield Rifle, .45-70 cal. Lot 621: U.S. Model 1884 Springfield Rifle, .45-70 cal.

Model 1884 "Trapdoor" Springfield rifle,.45-70 caliber, serial # 479877. Lock plate marked "U.S. Springfield" with eagle logo, breech marked "US Model 1884", butt plate marked "US". Barrel marked "VP" with a symbol of an eagle head proof mark, with additional "P" and "A", barrel bands marked "U". Walnut stocks, round barrel, metal frame, barrel bands, checkered hammer and trigger, front sight, replacement rear sight, belt loops to front barrel band and trigger guard. Barrel length – 36" L. Overall length – 52" L. Serial number corresponds to year 1890. CONDITION: Rifling to bore. Bore is dirty. Action holds at full and half cock. Rear sight is a replacement. Areas of rebluing. Pitting, dings, to barrel and metal. Normal storage dings to stocks. Few minute areas of loss to stock around right side of lock plate. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
622 Lot 622: Remington New Model No. 4 Takedown Rolling Block Rifle, .22 cal. Remington New Model No. 4 Takedown Rolling Block Rifle, .22 cal. Lot 622: Remington New Model No. 4 Takedown Rolling Block Rifle, .22 cal.

Remington Arms Company New Model No. 4 Takedown Rolling Block Rifle, .22 LR caliber. Top of barrel marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A., underside of barrel marked "J223044 22" with "P" inspector's mark. Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, metal frame, checkered double hammers, front and rear sights. Barrel length – 22" L. Overall length – 37" L. Manufactured from 1890 until 1933. Most firearms made after 1898 require passing an FFL background check prior to transfer. Please be prepared with proper identification and information. If you do not reside in Tennessee, an FFL dealer in your state is required to complete the transfer. CONDITION: Rifling to bore. Bore is dirty. Action holds at full and half cock. Light pitting to barrel and metal frame. Normal storage dings to stocks. Some bluing remaining to hammers.Barrel and forestock separate at breech for cleaning. [See more photos →]

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623 Lot 623: Boxed Smith & Wesson Pistol Model 39-2 plus Colt Commander Lightweight Boxed Smith & Wesson Pistol Model 39-2 plus Colt Commander Lightweight Lot 623: Boxed Smith & Wesson Pistol Model 39-2 plus Colt Commander Lightweight

Boxed Smith & WessonModel 39-2 Pistol andColtCommander Lightweight, 2 items total. 1st item: Boxed Smith & WessonModel 39-2 Double Action (DA) Semi-Automatic Pistol, 9mm caliber, serial number A142200. Top of barrel marked "9MM CTG", left side of slide marked "SMITH & WESSON" and "MADE IN U.S.A./MARCAS REGISTRADAS/SMITH & WESSON/SPRINGFIELD, MASS.", right side of slide marked "PAT'S-PENDING", left side of frame with serial and model numbers, right side of frame with Smith & Wesson logo, magazine well marked "S & W" with "K" above left side of grip. Checkered walnut grips with inlaid gold tone Smith & Wesson logo medallions to each side, round barrel, aluminum alloy frame with blued slide, checkered curved backstrap, fixed front sight, adjustable rear sight. Includes original navy blue box with upside down label, brown wax Smith & Wesson paper, brush, metal ramrod, and extra magazine. Barrel length – 4". Overall length – 7 1/2". Box – 1 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W x 6 1/2" D. Serial number corresponds to years 1970-1971.2nd item: ColtCommander Lightweight Single Action (SA) Semi-Automatic Pistol, 9mm caliber Luger, serial number 44042-LW. Top of barrel marked "GAL. 9MM. LUGER.", left side of barrel marked "COMMANDER MODEL COLT AUTOMATIC 9M/M LUGER" with Colt logo, right side of slight marked"COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.", right side of frame with serial number both side of trigger guard with proof marks. Colt checkered hard rubber stocks, round barrel, black alloy frame with blued slide, curved backstrap with incised lines, fixe front and back sights. Barrel length – 4 1/4". Overall length – 7 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1963. NOTE: Most firearms made after 1898 require passing an FFL background check prior to transfer. Please be prepared with proper identification and information. If you do not reside in Tennessee, an FFL dealer in your state is required to complete the transfer. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Visible rifling to barrel. Majority of bluing remaining to slide. Action holds at full cock. No noticeable marring of wood. Two minute abrasions to slide near front sight. Box with bumped corners, otherwise very good condition. 2nd item: Visible rifling to barrel. Some blue remains to slide. Black has worn away from frame, especially to front sideof grip. Grips are warped. Magazine is jammed. [See more photos →]

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624 Lot 624: Spanish-American War Archive, 159th Reg. IN Vol. Inf. Spanish-American War Archive, 159th Reg. IN Vol. Inf. Lot 624: Spanish-American War Archive, 159th Reg. IN Vol. Inf.

Spanish-American War archive pertaining toFirst Lieutenant Frank W. Clements, 159th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D, including fourteen (14) photographic images and one (1) military commission, 15 items total. 1st item: Gelatin silver print depicting the 159th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D, in uniform against a patriotic banner. Surrounded by an "Our Gallant Volunteers" mat listing the name, muster information, and names of the soldiers in the regiment, including First Lieutenant Frank W. Clements, vignettes of President McKinley and the American flag, top left and right. Housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 21 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W. Framed – 25 5/8" H x 21 3/4" W. 2nd item: James A. Mount, Governor of Indiana, military commission document conferring on Frank W. Clements the rank of First Lieutenant, 159th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D, with facsimile signatures for GovernorMount and Adjutant General of Indiana James H. Gore, dated May 13, 1898. Housed and matted under plastic in a wooden frame. Sight – 17 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 22 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. 3rd-15th items: Thirteen (13) Spanish American War era photographic images, primarily cabinet cards, including two (2) depicting Camp Alger,established May 18, 1898 near Falls Church, Virginia, one (1) titled "Review at Camp Alger" and one (1) titled "Hdqrs Co D. Camp Alger". Also includes one (1) titled "Sullivan Depot" depicting several men in military uniforms waiting for a train to arrive, one (1) titled "Nick Parvens Adjutant 2 Batt. 159th Reg." depicting a group of men in military uniforms, presumably the 159th Regiment, one (1) titled "F W Clement 1st Lieut Co H." depicting three young men in uniforms, and one (1) under glass titled "F W Clements John Clements Father" depicting F W Clements in a United States Volunteers uniform. Seven (7) additional cabinet cards depicting uniformed soldiers at a campsite, possibly atCamp Alger, including two (2) depicting female visitors, and one (1) depicting a mirror copy of the Frank W. Clements under glass image. Ranging in size from 3 7/8" square to 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Note: The 159th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was formed from the 1st Regiment, Indiana National Guard. The redesignated unit was mustered for service at Camp Mount in Indianapolis on April 28, 1898. The unit was mustered into the federal service on May 12, 1898. When mustered in, the 159th consisted of fifty officers and 976 enlisted men. On May 15, the 159th (in conjunction with many of the other Indiana units) was ordered to Camp Thomas, Georgia. This camp was located on the former Civil War battlefield of Chickamauga. The unit stayed at Camp Thomas for only a brief time, being ordered to Port Tampa, Florida, on June 1. The 159th arrived at Port Tampa on June 3. Though the unit was close to the embarkation point where troops were being loaded for service in Cuba, at Port Tampa the unit's advance came to a halt. The 159th would remain in Port Tampa until August 30, when the was ordered back to Camp Mount at Indianapolis. An armistice had been agreed to on August 12, effectively ending the war's fighting. The unit was given a month's furlough, from September 10 to October 10, 1898. On November 4, the unit was mustered out of service. At this time, the unit consisted of fifty officers and 1,223 enlisted men. The war would not officially end, however, until December 10, 1898 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. During its term of service, the 159th Indiana Volunteer Infantry lost ten enlisted men to disease and had three enlisted men desert. Additionally, eighteen men were discharged for reasons of disability. (source: http://www.spanamwar.com/159Ind.htm). CONDITION: All items overall good condition with wear, bends, foxing spots, areas of loss, etc. to be expected from age. 1st-2nd items: Waviness to paper.Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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625 Lot 625: Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier Lot 625: Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier

Archive of fifty-five (55) items pertaining to the family of French soldier and fireman Paul Didier, including World War I military medals and World War II era concentration camp photographs. 1st-9th items: Nine (9) military medals belonging to Paul Didier, mounted on a fabric covered board with frame and glass. Includes the Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Medaille des Evades, Medaille Coloniale with "Maroc" clasp, Medaille Commemorative de Syrie-Cilicie with "Levant" clasp, Croix de Combattant, Belgian variant of Medaille de la Victoire (no impression/stamp en verso), Medaille Commemorative Francaise de la Grande Guerre, and Insigne du Blesse Militaire. Medals are late 19th or first half 20th century. 10th-13th items: Four (4) photographs relating to a liberated concentration camp, likely Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany, including an image of the crematoria ovens with human remains inside. Two (2) images showing piles of deceased and emaciated bodies, with decorative holiday wreaths hanging from windows in the background of one. One (1) image included shows Clement Collini, Italian immigrant from Pennsylvania, among fellow American soldiers on the path to liberate the camp with "France August 1944" written in ink en verso. Photographs of Buchenwald attributed to Clement Collini. 14th-45th items: Box with "Souvenire de papa jules" inscription in red ink to interior of lid containing thirty-one (31) uniform accessories, including three (3) samples of extra ribbon, fourteen (14) assorted military pins, including one (1) ship-shaped pin with "Toulon" across hull (supposedly crafted while Didier was stationed in Toulon Harbor by a relative who was a jeweler), and fourteen (14) uniform fasteners or pins. 32nd item: One (1) metal dog tag bracelet, stamped "Paul Didier" on one side, and "Vesoul 64" on the other. 46th-48th items: Three (3) photographs of Paul Didier, including one (1) portrait fired or transferred onto an oval porcelain plaque depicting Didier wearing nine military medals on his lapel, one enhanced photo of Didier with a cigarette, and one (1) group photo mounted on cardstock of Didier among cohorts from his days as a fireman. Most items later half of 20th century. 49th-55th items: Seven (7) family photographs, of Paul Didier and relatives. Includes one (1) large photo framed of Paul Didier and his wife, two (2) small images of their respective fathers, three (3) images of their daughter, Carmen Didier, including one (1) large framed oval portrait, one (1) small portrait of her as a young child, and one (1) of her holding her daughter as they made passage to Europe on a ship, c. 1956. One (1) small image of Carmen Didier's brother, Leau Didier, who passed away at Buchenwald prior to the camp's liberation. Writing and name in ink en verso, presumably signed by subject. All items late 19th/mid 20th century. Provenance: Descended through the family of Paul Didier. Biography: According to oral family history, Paul Didier was a French soldier from the late 19th century through the early to mid 20th century. He and his family lived on a farm in France during World War II. While Didier was stationed in Toulon Harbor, the family was taken by German forces to a concentration camp (presumably Buchenwald) where Leau Didier passed away. Carmen Didier, survived the camp and eventually met her liberator and future husband, Clement Collini, in August 1945. The two shortly left for America and returned years later to retrieve these photographs and items from Europe. CONDITION: 1st-9th items: fading to ribbons, some fraying at creases. Mount fabric faded and fraying at edges. Loss to red enamel on Insigne du Blesse Militaire medal. To all photographs: Creasing, foxing, and scattered stains, consistent with age. Staining throughout fireman photo. Largest stain 3 1/4" x 2". Largest tear 1 3/4" L, with tape repair. Minor areas of loss to outer margins of Buchenwald photos, largest 2 1/4" x 1/2". [See more photos →]

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