Exceptionally Well Preserved Civil War Period Boots - Wood Pegged & Square Nailed Soles
Here is a Fine Pair of Civil War Period Leather Boots ! These would have been perfect for an officer or a cavalryman. They are square toed, with stacked heels hobnailed with square nails, and wood pegged soles. The leather is amazingly supple with little damage, other than the outer pull on the left boot is broken. They have a tan, perhaps once almost red, front decorative upper on each boot, and what appears to be an old repair on the lower outside seam of the right boot. They measure 14.5 inches tall with soles that are about 11 inches long. Just a Super Nice Pair of Civil War Period Boots that any Trooper or Civilian would have loved to have ! [ L.L. ] PS. I have a wonderful pair of large white period wool socks, I can throw in with the boots for $50 extra, if desired.
$525 plus shipping
Excellent Just Post War New York Cartridge Box & Sling
Here is an Excellent Condition New York Militia Cartridge Box & Sling ! Likely dating to the 1870s-1880’s, it has a wood block cut for twenty cartridges, too small for a .56-56 Spencer Cartridge, but almost too large for a .45-70. I wonder if it wasn’t intended for either the post-war .50 caliber Spencer cartridges, or even the .50-70 of some of the Trapdoor Springfields. There is a box plate on the flap consisting of an entwined stamped brass NY monogram, with solder fill, and both ends of the white cotton sling appear to be attached to the box with Civil War period eagle -I Infantry coat buttons. The sling shows the typical staining, but nothing major and no tears. The ends of it at the box have been reinforced with sewn on leather tabs, likely to prevent fraying. Just a Very Fine, likely immediate Post War New York Militia Cartridge Box, that displays Great ! [ L.L. ]
$475 plus shipping
Excellent Condition Civil War Period Childs's Boots - Grand Army of the Republic Hall Donation
Here is a Super Neat Little Pair of Civil War or Pre-War Cavalry Boots, once worn by a 10th Michigan Cavalry Bugler ! The soldier was Andrew Davis of Co. C who enlisted October 23rd, 1863. Evidently he donated them to be displayed in his local GAR Post after the war, as the old tag accompanying them says they were from a GAR Hall. They show evidence of Gold Paint embellishment around the toes and edges of the sole that likely confirm that Grand Army Display. However, they are very small and I really think they may have been his boots before the war when still a very young man. They are doubtlessly of the period though.
Both boots are in excellent condition to be as old as they are and show no serious damage. The vertical seam on the right side of the left boot is split about ¾ of an inch down from the top, and there is a tiny tear about ¼ of an inch long at the top of the back. The right boot has a vertical tear at the top of the back about ¾ of an inch long. The boots measure about 9.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches long. The soles are still nicely intact and show the method of their attachment very well. Just a Super Neat Little Pair of Civil War Period Cavalry Boots, quite likely for a child ! [L.L.]
$450 plus shipping
Fine 1850s to 1870s Militia Cartridge Box with White Cotton Sling
Here is a Fine Non-Regulation ca. 1850 to 1870’s Militia Cartridge Box ! It is on a white cotton sling or cross belt that is showing its age and dark toning more than my pictures show. The sling is attached to the box by two dime sized brass studs on the reverse. The box itself shows no evidence of ever having any adornment on the flap, and measures about 7.125 inches across the flap, 6.5 inches across the body, by 4 inches tall. There is a block of wood inside that has never been cut, with a name on it, that is likely a previous contemporary owner. It appears to read, “Thomas Pickens – Dickerson”. The leather is in good condition, showing only minor crazing. One end of the strap the sling passes through, is partially torn, but still intact. The closure strap is still nicely intact as is the brass finial. The box displays great. A Fine Civil War Period Non-Regulation Militia Cartridge Box & Cross Belt ! [ L.L. ]
$300 plus shipping
Superb Condition Carbine Cartridge Box for Civil War Sharps or Spencer Carbine
Here is an Excellent Condition Maker Marked Civil War Carbine Cartridge Box ! The leather is still quite supple and there is a minimum of crazing anywhere. The leather closure strap is still present in good condition, as are both the strap buckles. There is a partially legible maker’s cartouche on the inner flap of “E.A. Crossman & Co., Newark, N.J.”, and the inner wood block is still present in very good condition. The wood block has twenty evenly cut holes that would hold .52 caliber Spencer cartridges or .52 caliber linen Sharps cartridges. A Very Fine Civil War Period Maker Marked Carbine Cartridge Box ! [ L.L. ]