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31 EARLY BLUE & WHITE PIECED QUILT EARLY BLUE & WHITE PIECED QUILT Circa 1870 in calico print with multiple 8-pointed star pattern, 107 x 80”. 300 500 Minor wear, mainly at edges and light stains.


In cobalt blue, red and green on white ground decorated with roses and other florals and signed “HOH” in corner blocks, circa 1860’s, 72 x 88”. 100 300 Fine. 
33 EARLY WOODEN AIRPLANE PROPELLER  EARLY WOODEN AIRPLANE PROPELLER  Single laminated piece in original painted and varnished finish stenciled Ü.S. Propellers” on one blade and “22008/Ser 532”on the other with six holes in hub for attaching, 44”long. 75 150 Chip on one blade, else Fine.
34 CHARLES LINDBERGH SPIRIT OF ST. LEWIS TAPESTRY  CHARLES LINDBERGH SPIRIT OF ST. LEWIS TAPESTRY  The New York to Paris tapestry with images of Lindbergh and Spirit of St. Louis in center and New York and Paris at left and right, framed, 21 x 55”. 100 200 Slight fading, otherwise fine. 
35 WWII SCRIMSHAW CARVED WALRUS TUSK   WWII SCRIMSHAW CARVED WALRUS TUSK   Carved on two side, one side having high relief carved U.S. warship under steam with smaller ship in background and WWII era military sea plane in sky along with two other smaller planes. The right side of this scene has the bow of another warship emerging from uncarved portion of the tuck. The reverse side has 10 human heads surrounded by scroll work in high relief carving with drilled hole near tip, 15”long. The larger war ship has “?? 3”on bow. The vessel appears to be an Omaha Class Armored Cruiser. 200 400 Fine. 
36 WWI UNCLE SAM I WANT YOU POSTER  WWI UNCLE SAM I WANT YOU POSTER  By James Montgomery Flagg, full sheet, illustrating Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the American public, 30 x 40". . Colors are vibrant. One of the most iconic posters of the war. In modern frame. 1000 1500 Folds with taped repairs at same, corners torn from where it was removed from wall. 
37 81ST OHIO VOL. INFANTRY CIVIL WAR GROUP 81ST OHIO VOL. INFANTRY CIVIL WAR GROUP This lot of three Civil War items includes a cased 6th plate tintype of Sgt. Robert J. McAlpin of Co. I, 81st OVI. He is seated at a cloth covered table wearing a 6 button shell jacket with belt with U.S. belt plate, pistol cartridge box, bayonet and what appears to be a leather pistol holster. His kepi is lying on the table next to his arm, which rests on the table. The image is mounted in a full embossed paper covered wood case with brass matt with stamped patriotic motifs and quite clear. The next item is a partially printed manuscript Muster-Out Roll for Sgt. McAlpin, dated April 30th 1865 at Lima, Ohio. This 30 x 11” document is signed by Captain Charles B. Strivers and listing two of the Captains he served under as Captain James Gibson, who was discharged for disability & Captain Paxton. Robert McAplin enlisted on Aug. 11, 1862 and was promoted to Sgt. at an unknown date. The 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at the State at large in Aug. & Sept., 1861 to serve for 3 years. The 8ist saw its first action at the battle of Shiloh the regiment was hotly engaged and in a charge on the second day it sustained a heavy loss. At the battle of Corinth it lost 11 men killed, 44 wounded and 3 missing. In April 1863 it was engaged at Town Creek, Alabama. In the fall of the year it was transferred to eastern Tennessee, where it spent the winter, and in May, 1864, entered on the Atlanta campaign. It fought at the battle of Rome cross-roads, clearing its front of Confederates and holding its position until the 2nd division was relieved by the 4th. The regiment also contributed its full share in the actions around Dallas and was with the army when it closed around Atlanta. In the battle of July 22, with three companies in reserve, it was the second regiment from the right of Sweeny's division, standing like a rock, and never was there made a more daring or more effective resistance. The regiment captured a number of prisoners and 3 battle flags. It also took an active part in repelling the enemy on July 28, and then settled down into the regular duties of the siege. It marched on the flanking movement to Jonesboro, participated in the engagement at that place, and in the skirmish at Lovejoy, after which it withdrew to the vicinity of Atlanta. It made the march to the sea without any notable incident and assisted in the fortifications around Savannah. It participated in all the labors and dangers of the campaign of the Carolinas and was engaged in the battle of Bentonville. In April it started on its homeward march and was mustered out on July 13, 1865. During its term of service 34 men were killed in action, 24 died of wounds, 121 of disease, and 136 were discharged for disability. A honorable battle record for any Regiment. The last item in this group is an Ms. ink document on legal letter sheet, being a legal contract for the sale of land in Highland County, Ohio by Robert & his wife Margaret to Margaret Murray dated April 18, 1851. 300 500 Photo is fine, lid of case is loose, both docs. have normal folds and light foxing, else Fine.
38 UNION EX-PRISONER OF WAR RIBBON FROM OHIO  UNION EX-PRISONER OF WAR RIBBON FROM OHIO  In red silk with gilt text and illustrations with brass pinback hanger at top with braided brass wire tassels and braided brass wire tassels at bottom, 2.25 x 8” long. 50 100 Some fading and tear in silk.
39 GAR CIVIL WAR TYPE FIGURAL MATCH SAFE GAR CIVIL WAR TYPE FIGURAL MATCH SAFE In the form of a Union Army Knapsack, in brass plated tin with embossed text reading “Knapsack/Matches/Licensed” on front and “The/United/Machine/And/Supply Co./N.Y.” on back with spring loaded lid, and striking plate along bottom margin, 1.5 x 1.75 x .3” thick. 50 100 Slight wear to plate, else fine.
40 CIVIL WAR PHOTO OHIO 51ST OVI  CIVIL WAR PHOTO OHIO 51ST OVI  9th plates of an 18 year old soldier in kepi with “G” cap badge and winter overcoat, mounted in a half case. William H. Roser enlisted on Sept. 19, 1861 in Co. G, 51st Ohio Vol. Infantry as a private. The 51st were in a number of small engagements in 1862, but their first major battle was at Dobson’s Ferry, Tenn. Where they defeated Wheelers Cavalry. They were heavily engaged at Stone River with heavy casualties, The regiment lay at Murfreesboro until June 24, when it moved on the Tullahoma campaign.  At Ringgold, Wheeler's Confederate cavalry was met, defeated and driven to Tunnel Hill.  In the battle of Chickamauga the regiment lost 8 men killed, 37 men and 1 officer wounded and 30 captured.  It participated in the storming of Lookout mountain and took part in the taking of Rossville gap through Missionary ridge, its loss in these two affairs being 1 killed and 7 wounded.  It re-enlisted, was furloughed home and returned in time to enter on the Atlanta campaign.  It was engaged at Resaca and at Kennesaw mountain, at the first named place losing 1 officer and 10 men wounded and 1 killed, and at Kennesaw 2 officers and 10 men killed and 30 wounded. From this time until Atlanta was taken the regiment was almost hourly engaged with the enemy.  It fought at Jonesboro and then pursued the enemy to Lovejoy's Station, losing 10  wounded at the latter place.  Then followed the battles of Franklin and Nashville, after which the regiment was ordered to Texas, and were mustered out at Victoria on Oct. 3, 1865. William was with the Regiment from beginning to the end in Texas. This photo was found in Lynchburg, Ohio. 100 200 As above and lacking cover glass.
41 CIVIL WAR PHOTO OHIO 4TH CAVALRY CIVIL WAR PHOTO OHIO 4TH CAVALRY 9th plate in half case showing a young John Roser wearing a 9 button shell jacket with high collar, light tinting to cheeks. John enlisted at age 19 on Sept. 19, 1861 in Co. E, 4th Ohio Cavalry. assigned to the 3d division, Gen. O. M. Mitchel commanding.  At Bowling Green it succeeded in capturing a train loaded with a large amount of supplies which the Confederates were endeavoring to move south.  In March John Morgan captured the forage train as it was returning to camp from Nashville, with about 30 men and 80 horses, but Col. Kennett pursued recaptured all the men but 12 and all the horses but 16.  The regiment advanced to Huntsville, Ala., where it arrived at daybreak, charged into the town and captured a train, loaded with 800 Confederate soldiers, also 17 locomotives and many cars.  It was in the 2 hours' fighting at Bridgeport, Ala.; where the Confederates were routed and many of them killed and captured.  The regiment accompanied the unfortunate expedition toward Lexington, Ky., when John Morgan, with 2,800 men, surrounded the command and in a short time 250 of the regiment were surrendered, robbed, paroled and on their way to Ohio.  The regiment participated in the battle of Stone's river, then pursued the enemy toward Shelbyville, Tenn., and on its return camped near Murfreesboro. It was frequently engaged in skirmishing and was on scouting expeditions to Liberty, Lebanon and Alexandria.  With the 3d Ohio cavalry, at Snow Hill in April, 1863, it routed three regiments of Confederate cavalry, with a loss of 3 wounded and 4 captured.  In May it was again engaged in an expedition against a force of Confederate cavalry at Middleton, attacked them at daybreak and drove them from their camps, which were burned.  The regiment was engaged on the extreme right of the army at Chickamauga, with a loss of 32 killed, wounded and missing.  Then the second battalion arched into East Tennessee, made a raid on Cleveland, captured a large number of prisoners, and burned a shot, shell and cap factory.  Having re-enlisted as a veteran organization and been furloughed home, the regiment was again at the front in the spring of 1864.  It moved to Courtland, Ala., thence to Moulton, where at reveille the confederate Gen. Roddey, with four regiments and two battalions of cavalry and 4 pieces of artillery, attacked the brigade, but after two hours' hard fighting was driven pelf-mell from the field, the regiment losing 10 men wounded, 1 mortally. It was in the advance on Jonesboro, Ga.; took part in the fighting at Lovejoy's Station; actively participated in the Wilson raid through Alabama and Georgia in the spring of 1865, and in the charge at Selma, Ala., lost about 50 men killed and wounded.  Engagements also occurred at Montgomery, Ala., and Macon, Ga.  The regiment did guard duty at the latter place until ordered home to be mustered out, this event occurring on July 15, 1865. This photo was found in Lynchburg, Ohio. 100 200 As above, else Fine.
41A EARLY LITHOGRAPH OF GRANT'S BIRTHPLACE  EARLY LITHOGRAPH OF GRANT'S BIRTHPLACE  A scarce and very nice circa 1875 colored lithograph entitled “2017 Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, Point Pleasant, Ohio”, 20.5 x 16.5, in period frame, 25.5 x 21.5”. 100 200 Good.
42 EARLY HUNTING POUCH & HORN  EARLY HUNTING POUCH & HORN  Circa 1st half of the 19th century lot includes a nice carved power horn with engrailed spout, carved domed wood plug end attached with brass braids, 9”long with brown leather beaver tail hunting pouch with strap, which opens to two compartments/sleeves, 7.5”wide x 6”high, less strap. 100 200 Horn is fine, pouch leather somewhat dry and one split sewn seam.  
43 MEXICAN WAR ERA SABER  MEXICAN WAR ERA SABER  With 31.7”single edged steel blade with ¾ length fuller, marked on top edge with arsenal numbers, likely European maker, hilt has a cast single piece steel guard/langets, quillion, knuckle bow with slot for sword knot. Birds head pommel with full back-strap and front collar attached with drops half way along grip with rivet through wood grip and tang and capstan rivet at pommel, braided wire over leather covered wood grip, total length 36.5”. 100 200 Leather grip very worn and wire wrap worn, very slight surface oxidation, still Very Good.
43A EARLY SIGNAL CANNON  EARLY SIGNAL CANNON  Circa .75 caliber in original black painted finish, naval type on four cast iron wheels and carriage with working touch hole on top, 5”wide and high x 9”long. 100 300 Fine. 
44 U.S. M1880 SUMMER PITH HELMET  U.S. M1880 SUMMER PITH HELMET  In off white canvas with original brass spread winged eagle cap badge and spike in brass, original liner in green and tan linen with brown leather sweat band, signed in ink “P Kraney”, 8 x 12.5 x 11”high. 100 300 Slight soil and wear to sweat band, else Fine.
45 PRUSSIAN PICKELHAUBE HELMET  PRUSSIAN PICKELHAUBE HELMET  In black leather with stamped Prussian eagle cap badge, infantry rosettes at chin strap mounts and spike, leather liner with makers stamp on interior, 7.5 x 10 x 8”high. 200 300 Missing visor and minor scuffing.
46 WWI  GERMAN BRASS FIREMAN'S HELMET  WWI  GERMAN BRASS FIREMAN'S HELMET  8.5 x 11 x 7.5”high. 100 200 Missing liner and strap, else Fine.
47 WWII BRITISH COMMANDO KNIFE   WWII BRITISH COMMANDO KNIFE   With alloy ribbed grip and 7.5”double edged steel blade marked “Gregory Steel Products” on ricasso, total length 12.5”. These ribbed alloy grip knives were first introduced in 1942. 80 120 Very slight surface rust and wear to finish on hilt, still Very Good.
48 NAZI POLICE SHORT SWORD NAZI POLICE SHORT SWORD With 13”long chromed single edge steel blade with full length fuller, marked on right ricasso with knights helm and left with “Weyersberg/Kirschbaum & Cie./Solingen”, with cast white brass guard/quillion, cast eagle pommel, stag grips with Nazis eagle and swastika with laurel wreath. Total length 17”with leather scabbard with nickeled steel throat with frog and matching drag, total length 14.7”. 100 200 Wear to chrome, else Fine.
49 CAPTURED NAZI'S FLAG W/PAPERS  CAPTURED NAZI'S FLAG W/PAPERS  From LeRoy McCoy 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. Lot of 5. Including a 53 x 57”machine sewn Nazis flag with red wool ground and white and black canton with Swastica. Lot also includes a partially printed document dated July 12, 1945 being a Certificate to allow LeRoy to keep a list of captured items, filled out in ink, plus a second printed document from the above Battalion listing different command posts with dates with 1st being “1 July to 5 July 1 ½ miles northeast of ST SAUVEUE Le VICOMTE”and last being ïn ink “5 June to Nurnburg, Germany”. This group also includes a book entitled “One Hundred and Eighty Days XIII Corps”1945, printed in Peine, Germany, being an illustrated history of the XIII Corps during the war, 43pp. All these were found in an old red travel case with brass fittings. 100 200 Flag with some small holes on red field, else Fine; documents with normal folds, else Fine; book with even toning, else Fine.
50 JAPANESE 150MM MORTAR SHELL  JAPANESE 150MM MORTAR SHELL  Disarmed with original painted finish and markings, 12.4”long. The Japanese Army, which has relied heavily upon the trench mortar for fire support, has developed a 150-mm mortar. Called a "medium" mortar by the Japanese, this Model 97 (1937) 150-mm weapon is a conventional smooth-bore, muzzle-loading, bipod-mounted mortar of sturdy construction. 100 200 Fine. 
51 FINE JAPANESE TANTO SWORD & SAYA FINE JAPANESE TANTO SWORD & SAYA This fine early 18.75”blade is signed on the right side of the Nakago (tang) and has two Mekugi-ana (mounting holes) in Nakago. The blade has a full length fuller and faint traces of its Hamon (temper line) in the straight style. The hilt has a nice tooled iron Tsuba (guard) with dragons, with file decorated copper Habaki (scabbard sleeve) and copper and brass Seppa (spacers) in front and behind Tsuba, lovely gold over bronze Fushi (metal sleeve over front of grip), matching Kashira (end or butt cap) with gold leaf form Menuki (Family Crest), black Ito (cord wrap over grip) over white ray skin with original bamboo Mekugi (mounting peg), total length 24.5”. The Saya (scabbard) is covered in Ray skin with slot for Kozuka (small knife) with the Kozuka having a copper grip and 4.35”steel blade signed by the maker on the right side, total length of Kozuka is 8.25”, total length of Saya is 19.65”. 300 500 As above and some minor chipping on Saya cover and missing Kuchi-Gane (scabbard throat).
51A OUTSTANDING EDO PERIOD TSUBA W/HAWK  OUTSTANDING EDO PERIOD TSUBA W/HAWK  Tooled bronze with figure of a hawk looking down at small song birds in flight, applied yellow gold to talons of hawk and song birds, signed by the artist with nice mellow patina, likely 18th century or earlier, 2.5 x 2.75”high. 100 200 Fine. 
52 RARE HENRY CLAY FIGURAL BRASS CAP BADGE  RARE HENRY CLAY FIGURAL BRASS CAP BADGE  From the 1844 Presidential election campaign figural stamped brass raccoon. The raccoon symbol was the Whig parties attempt to make Clay appear as a more “Backwoodsman” type character, even though he was one of the most aristocratic of the U.S. Senators. Many of the campaign banners had this symbol and quotes such as “Old Kentucky "and I'm That Same Old Coon”. The unusual large size of this piece suggests it was made to be used on a stovepipe type hat, 4.7 x 3.25”high with nice mellow patina and original pin on back. 200 500 Slight straightened bend in one rear leg, else Fine.
53 RARE WM. H. HARRISON CAMPAIGN CIDER BARREL  RARE WM. H. HARRISON CAMPAIGN CIDER BARREL  Wood with original painted decoration in red and black with period red and white  cotton shoulder strap, 7.5 x 5 x 3”thick with 17”strap. From the 1840 Presidential campaign. 200 400 Paint circa 98%, Fine.
54 ¼ PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE POST-MORTEM PHOTO OF GENTLEMAN   ¼ PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE POST-MORTEM PHOTO OF GENTLEMAN   Anonymous quarter plate housed in a half case, circa 1850, a nice clean image of a middle aged man in white shirt and printed vest, plate stamped with makers name and N.Y. Original seals behind image. 100 200 As above with solar ring, still a clear and unscratched or smudged image.
54A EARLY BOOK ON U.S. CONSTITUTION "AMERICAN GUIDE" EARLY BOOK ON U.S. CONSTITUTION "AMERICAN GUIDE" Entitled View Larger Image The American's Guide:  Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Viz. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Michigan, Arkansas. Edited by David M. Hogan, Philadelphia, 1845 by Hogan & Thompson. A 8vo in brown calf board, 419pp. 150 200 Wear to boards, scattered foxing, split spine.
55 JAPANESE 150MM DOUBLE 9TH PLATE UNION PHOTO CASE SHELL  DOUBLE 9TH PLATE UNION PHOTO CASE In brown with children playing with toys on each side of case, opens to show two hand tinted tintype photos of young ladies. 80 150 Small chip on one corner, else Fine.
55A BOOK ON KENTUCKY SLAVERY "ELLEN OR THE CHAINED MOTHER" BOOK ON KENTUCKY SLAVERY "ELLEN OR THE CHAINED MOTHER" Entitled Ellen; or the Chained Mother, and Pictures of Kentucky Slavery Drawn from Real Life, by Mary B. Harlan, 1853 Cincinnati, published by Applegate & Co., 8vo in worn brown cloth covered boards, 259pp with six full page woodblock engravings. 200 300 As above with scattered foxing and light damp stains.
56 RARE JAPANESE COLLODION EMULSION PHOTO  RARE JAPANESE COLLODION EMULSION PHOTO  A wet plate photo on glass, hand colored and in original wood frame, showing three young ladies in traditional dress in garden setting with original green silk hanging cord, 13.25 x 11”high. 200 400 Fine. 
57 NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  Early 20th century rug with red, white, black, brown and gray stepped pattern, 42 x 68”. 100 200 Scattered small holes and some bleeding of red.
58 NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  A nice 1st quarter of the 20th century traditional woven rug in simple bar pattern in red, yellow, grays, white and black, 32 x 48”. 100 200 Fine. 
59 NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TRIBAL WEAVING  In red and black with stepped mountain design and white & black crosses across center, 30 x 29”. 80 150 Very slight wear, fine. 
60 NATIVE AMERICAN MARICOPA FIGURAL CIGAR TRAY  NATIVE AMERICAN MARICOPA FIGURAL CIGAR TRAY  In the form of a frag with worn black decoration, wonderful late 19th or early 20th century piece, 5 x 8 x 5.5”high. 200 300 Tiny flake on cigar rest, else Fine.
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