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Battle of Gettysburg: The Children of the Battlefield

Pictured above is an  original, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg / Civil War subject CDV Photograph, which was sold to support those children orphaned by the Civil War. This fascinating  CDV is titled “The Children of the Battle Field” and features a fantastic Albumen Photograph … Continue reading

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The History Behind the Wrapping: Joseph Tinchant and His Life In Cigars, an African American Family’s Journey Around the World, From Slavery to Freedom

The stunningly beautiful, 1890′s embossed and extensively gold gilt-encrusted chromolithograph advertising sign pictured above is among the most striking pieces of advertising we have ever come across. To say that the chromolithography is of THE very highest quality is a … Continue reading

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1861 Civil War, Arsenal Issue Silk Calvary Guidon

This is a historically important, circa 1861 Civil War, Arsenal Issue Silk Cavalry Guidon – a Swallowtail American Flag from an unknown Union Army Cavalry Regiment that Fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. This breathtaking, blood stained Guidon was discovered … Continue reading

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Keys to Castle Thunder and Libby Prison

  For the past five weeks, we have been featuring items on our auction page that once belonged Lt. Colonel Lucius V.S. Mattison. The real cream of the crop, however, are these exceptionally rare keys that once unlocked the doors … Continue reading

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