SPECIALS


SERVICEMANíS DISCOUNT

  Announcing our SERVICEMAN'S DISCOUNT. If you are currently on active duty in any branch of the US Military, either at home or abroad you qualify for our serviceman's discount. You will receive 5% off almost all Blockade Runner products. Discount not available on tents and guns. This discount also applies to our Policemen and Firemen who put their lives on the line for us everyday.
It's just our way of saying thanks to all who serve.


CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

  Well boys and girls it's that time of year again so here comes Blockade Runner's Christmas Giveaway. This year we are giving away a brand new wall tent and set up kit. That's a prize worth over $400.00! I, like you look forward to this all year long because we always hear from a lot of old friends during the giveaway.
  Remember all you have to do is make a purchase between now and Dec. 24th and you will be automatically entered into the drawing for the Tent. Good luck to all and remember the reason for the season. If someone tells you "happy holidays" be sure to come back at them with "Merry Christmas". I don't think we are celebrating the birth of Holi.






WEEKLY SPECIAL!
CS ENLISTED FROCKS ONLY $99.95

  That's right, any CS gray wool enlisted frock with no trim that is in stock is only $99.95 regardless of size! Just click the button below and then go shop for your frock. Your frock will show it's regular price on your order form but as long as you click the button below we will discount it to $99.95 when we ring you up.

WEEKLY SPECIAL
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OVAL GLASSES W RETRACTABLE LEGS
W METAL CASE

  Here is a very nice set of original period oval lenses glasses with retractable legs and yes the case is included. You can not have another set of lenses put in this particular pair. These are the "braded style" and are not meant to be taken apart. The good, no the great news is that these are reading glasses and I would guess the strength is about a 1.5+ or possibly just a little stronger, I do not believe them to be 2+. If you are like me and just need a little magnification you will have no other expense. Just buy them and use them.
  The case is japaned tin, there is no rust but there is a small "push" on the reverse side. It effects nothing, the spectacles slide in and out with ease. There is no rust and it is very well constructed.
  The sliding leg feature which makes them retractable makes for a very small package when folded. They will drop right into their case, then into your shirt pocket or purse where they will stay very well protected. They measure 4 1/4 inches across which is typical for the era. These are good solid brass frames with a heavy silver wash. They have not been abused, they are not bent, banged or twisted. A very good value.

OVAL GLASSES W RETRACTABLE LEGS
$39.95 BUY NOW!









RECTANGLE GLASSES W RETRACTABLE LEGS

  Here is a very nice set of original period rectangle lenses glasses with retractable legs. There are no lenses in this pair of frames so they are perfect for theater, anyone can wear them and there is no blinding glare for some lucky member of the audience. Now you can have your prescription fitted to these frames as they are the "screw type". They come apart so the lenses can be replaced.
  The sliding leg feature which makes them retractable makes for a very small package when folded. They will drop right into your shirt pocket or purse. They measure 4 1/4 inches across which is typical for the era. These are good solid brass frames. They have not been abused, they are not bent, banged or twisted. A very good value.

RECTANGLE GLASSES W RETRACTABLE LEGS
$29.95 BUY NOW!





CS FLOWER BUTTON

  This cuff size CS flower button is from the Liberty Gap fight on the Bedford / Rutherford Co. Tn. line. This fight was part of the opening of the Tullahoma Campaign in June of 1863. It has a little gold gilt left on the face, lots on the reverse and is marked Ives Scott & Co. It is approx 3/8 of an inch across. The shank is stoutly affixed.

CS FLOWER BUTTON
$9.95 BUY NOW!





1851 HARD RUBBER BUTTON

  Here's a very nice peebled design 1851 hard rubber button. This is a coat size being an inch wide but can be used for any closer you desire. A very nice pattern that you don't see very often.

1851 HARD RUBBER BUTTON
$6.95 BUY NOW!





REG. # 6 or 9

  The photo shows the front and the reverse. I am only offering one of these. I do not have a pair. Those of you who patrol along the CW show isles as I do may remember that about 15 years ago someone found a small cashe of these that had never been issued. New still in their wrappings they had lain untouched for 135 years. They are meant to be used as the center piece for an officers epaulets. Col. and up I would think, not for the lowly field officer. I thought I had sold all of mine but found this one just the other day and I am offering it here at a very good price.

REG. # 6
$49.95 BUY NOW!





1851 HARD RUBBER BUTTON

  Here's a very nice peebled design 1851 hard rubber button. This is a coat size being an inch wide but can be used for any closer you desire. A very nice pattern that you don't see very often.

1851 HARD RUBBER BUTTON
$6.95 BUY NOW!





6 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS

  Here are 6 original shirt size Czech glass buttons. All in good shape and ready for you to use on your next sewing project. Czech buttons and beads have been the gold standard since the 1600's and before. Where do you think those glass beads that were traded for Manhattan came from? Take a look at the photos, what you see is what you get. There are no surprizes except for this great price.

6 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS
BUTTON GROUP A
$11.95 BUY NOW!





6 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS

  Here are 6 original shirt size Czech glass buttons. All in good shape and ready for you to use on your next sewing project. Czech buttons and beads have been the gold standard since the 1600's and before. Where do you think those glass beads that were traded for Manhattan came from? Take a look at the photos, what you see is what you get. There are no surprizes except for this great price.

6 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS
BUTTON GROUP b
$11.95 BUY NOW!





7 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS

  Here are 7 original shirt size Czech glass buttons. All in good shape and ready for you to use on your next sewing project. Czech buttons and beads have been the gold standard since the 1600's and before. Where do you think those glass beads that were traded for Manhattan came from? Take a look at the photos, what you see is what you get. There are no surprizes except for this great price.

6 ORIG. CZECH GLASS BUTTONS
BUTTON GROUP C
$13.95 BUY NOW!





BEEHIVE STYLE DEMI JOHN

  I've seen this spelled demijohn and demijon and demi-jon. Demi means 1/2 so I'm guessing in some lanquage a jon was a gallon or there abouts. This is a reproduction, not a recent reproduction but I can find no information on it at all. The only reason that this jug is noteworthy is the style. The bee hive demi john is one of the oldest styles of the "modern era". It would be at home in the Jamestown settlement, Boonesboro or French Lick Tn. I bet it could even be found in a CS camp or two. It did not start to fall out of favor until the industrial age due to one thing, it does not pack well in crates. Wasted space in shipping has been the death knell for many a product. However, independent potters continued to throw this jug right up through the 1840's and beyond. I bet you did not know you were going to get a pottery lesson today did you?
  This little jug holds 1/2 a gallon (approx.) and stands 8 inches tall.

BEEHIVE STYLE DEMI JOHN
$29.95 BUY NOW!





PINWHEEL DESIGN BUTTON

  This would fall in the same category as the CS Flower buttons, often dug from CS camps. This is a very solid button with a strong shank. No reason at all not to use this one. It measures 5/8 of an inch and is marked Robinson's Extra. The gilt is outstanding on this one. A very nice little button from the era.

PINWHEEL DESIGN BUTTON
$9.95 BUY NOW!





SHUTTLE FOR A HAND LOOM

  This would be a very unique gift for anyone who loves weaving or the spinning arts in general. Like everything else I like - these things are really getting scarce. In the past I have paid as little as $1.00 for them and they were marked, some with war dates. Now I hardly see them for sale.
  This one has the single feed out hole in the back as is typical. It measures 11.5 inches long and 1 7/8 inch wide and is just over 1 inch tall. It's a neat little piece of weaving history.

SHUTTLE FOR A HAND LOOM
$19.95 BUY NOW!





TIN CASE FOR EYEGLASSES

  I'm sure you have all seen this style of case before. It is a soldered "japaned" tin clam shell type that is often marked with it's patent date of Jan. 1863. This one is marked but very faintly stamped. As you can see the original felt lining is gone but it is easily replaceable. Any craft store worth it's salt carries felt, then it's just a matter of cutting it to fit and gluing it in. These cases are for the straight leg style of glasses and will fit most. Only an exceptionally large pair would not fit. This one measures 6 1/4 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide at the middle that being the widest point. The hinge works well and I can see no reason not to use this case.
P.S. Do you see something in the photo left that looks like it may be sticking out from the tin case? Pay no attention to that, that's a Smith carbine trigger guard I was using to hold the thing up while I shot the photo. Didn't see it till I posted the darn thing!

TIN CASE FOR EYEGLASSES
$24.95 BUY NOW!





CS FLOWER COAT BUTTON

  Here is a very good example of a CS Flower style coat button. If you are not familiar with the term don't be alarmed. It is simply the name that early diggers gave to any design of civilian button with a floral motif found in CS camps. Boy were they were plentiful! Some early camps would yield only 1 military button to every 10 civilian button dug. The two most common being the "flower" buttons and the "coin" buttons.
  This one measures 7/8 of an inch and has a very strong shank and I would not be at all afraid to use it. It has a strong back mark but I can not make it out. All these birthday candles are ruining my eyes! It's nice that there are still a few areas of this hobby that can be affordably collected.

CS FLOWER COAT BUTTON
$9.95 BUY NOW!





BULLSEYE BLANKET STRAP

  We are all familiar with the heart embossed blanket strap buckle as several examples have been found in CS camps. This strap buckle is of the same era just a little different design. A bullseye instead of a heart. It is the same construction made during the same period. It is silver wash over brass with about 40% of the wash remaining intact. It is made for a 5/8 inch strap. Sorry I only have the one but there are a lot of things you can do with one strap. Of course I suppose it would look nice just added to your collection.

BULLS EYE BLANKET STRAP
$9.95 BUY NOW!





20 BRASS TACKS

  It's time we got down to the brass tacks - no really - brass tacks. I have here 20 brass tacks that I salvaged from a trunk dating to circa 1845. The trunk had almost rotted way leaving nothing of use but, that's right - brass tacks. If you consider yourself crafty oh the things you can do with these. The most obvious is decorating a trunk or any other small wooden chest. Why the possibilities are unlimited. In historical homes I've seen them used to put initials and dates on blanket chest. In the east, if your subscribe to an earlier era than the CW just think about decorating a trade gun with these! How many examples have we seen of that? Hundreds I'm sure. In the west and southwest that would be appropriate right up until the 1880's. I'll let you decide what to do with them I'm just happy to be able to offer some original hardware from the era.
  They are just a little smaller than the photo shows them to be. The head is 3/8 of an inch across and the shaft is a 1/2 inch. They will clean right up and be just as shiny as new. I would suggest pre-drilling your holes as the shaft is brass and easily bends.

20 BRASS TACKS
$9.95 BUY NOW!





READING GLASSES

  Here is a very nice pair of reading glasses that will fit right in. They are fairly strong, I'm guessing a 2+ possibly 2.5+ remember now that's just a guess. They are straight legged with loops at the end so you can add a string to keep them from falling to the ground should they slip off your nose. They do have screws so they can be taken apart and new lenses fitted in. The frames are "blued" steel and they measure 4.5 inches across. That's fairly typical for glasses of the era. A good working pair of glasses at an affordable price. It comes with an appropriate and very usable leather pocket case.

READING GLASSES
$29.95 BUY NOW!





1851 FLOWER HARD RUBBER BUTTON

  I am a great fan of Mr. Goodyear's 1851 patent hard rubber buttons, so much so that I have duplicate, triplicate etc. etc. in my collection. I think it's time to start thinning them out a bit.
  This little two hole beauty is what I consider a mid-size button, about 3/4 of an inch. It will work well for a jacket or the closer for a purse or just a nice addition to your sewing kit when laid out at your next living history. I personally like mis-matched buttons on CS jackets. The Carter House Museum in Franklin Tn. has a very good ID'd CS jacket with hard rubber buttons. P.S.
  Your eyes do not deceive you, the front of the button is a chocolate color while the reverse appears darker, almost black.

1851 FLOWER HARD RUBBER BUTTON
$4.95 BUY NOW!





25 CENT GEORGIA NOTE

  Here is a very nice mid grade Georgia note that any collector will appreciate. It has one of my favorite scenes, no politician or statesmen just hard working men posed as if taking a break from their craft. This Milledgeville Ga. note was issued Jan. 1st 1863. The corners are not missing but folded under, easily straightened. A piece like this will fit into any collection. I personally like adding small abstract pieces to displays as it gives the appearance of a larger collection without the associated expense..

25 CENT GEORGIA NOTE
$29.95 BUY NOW!





1856 POCKET BIBLE

  I managed to capture all the bad points "flaws" of this little American Bible Society pocket Bible. I only wish I had captured it's good points as well. Firstly you can see that there is a small amount of damage to the very top of the spine. It is cosmetic, not structural. The corners are bumped and there is some foxing throughout, it might be better described as aging since it is more of a uniform coloring of the page. Also you can see the inside of the back cover has a small piece of the white paper missing. That's about all of the bad.
  Now for the good, the pages are probably just about as tight as they were the day it was sewn. There are no missing pages and the covers are still solidly affixed. Those are some very good qualities to have especially if you would like to do with this book what it was designed to do, that being drop it in your pocket and carry it about. If I were going to keep this book for myself I would make a nice little cloth cover (a very common practice back in the day) and recover the boards inside and out. Depending on your skills you could really personalize it. I'm thinking stitching, embroidery, that sort of thing but of course that is up to you. It's still a sound little book with lots of life left in it and will display well just as it is.

1856 POCKET BIBLE
$24.95 SOLD!







MUZZLE LOADER 12 GA.

  This 12 ga. muzzle loading shotgun is in pretty fair shape for it's age. No real problems, the barrels are clear and clean. It does have modern replacement nipples so someone has been shooting it but my lawyer says I that I can't recommend that you shoot it. He says, "Before attempting to shoot any antique weapon you should always have it thoroughly examined by a competent gunsmith to determine if it is structurally sound enough to be fired. Serious injury and even death can be caused by firing faulty firearms." There, now he's earned his money.
  Take a close look at the wrist of the stock, it has been cracked and repaired. It was not broken, just cracked. The action is pretty good, better than most with a 3 to 4 pound trigger pull on each side. Not a bad old shotgun, not bad at all.

MUZZLE LOADER 12 GA.
$395.95 BUY NOW!







MUZZLE LOADER 20 GA.

  This 20 ga. muzzle loading shotgun is very similar in condition to the one above but the wood is a little nicer. It is in pretty fair shape, it has a longer than normal barrel for a 20 Ga. No real problems, the barrels are clear and clean. It does have modern replacement nipples so someone has been shooting it but my lawyer says I that I can't recommend that you shoot it. He says, "Before attempting to shoot any antique weapon you should always have it thoroughly examined by a competent gunsmith to determine if it is structurally sound enough to be fired. Serious injury and even death can be caused by firing faulty firearms." There, now he's earned his money.
  The action is good, better than most with a 4 to 5 pound trigger pull on each side.

MUZZLE LOADER 20 GA.
$375.95 BUY NOW!



HAND STITCHED LYNCHBURG TENNESSEE QUILTS

  There are so many things that I would like to say about these quilts and the wonderful lady who made them I really don't know where to start. First I suppose I should address the mis-information I hear being "spouted about" by some of our so called experts in the reenacting community. I have heard it said from time to time how incorrect it would be for a Southern soldier to carry a patchwork quilt - to which I would like to reply shouting from the roof top at the top of my lungs "B.S.!" And heres why.
  Take a look at any newspaper from any small Southern town that raised a company of soldiers. Not the war date but just prior to the war when these companies were first being formed. So many of these papers published a weekly list of the donations that the local citizens had made to said company. Why you ask? Because then as today publishing such things promotes the generosity of the giver. People love to see their name in the paper. Although I have seen many examples of this over the years the one I have in hand is a local paper with a list of some 120 items that had been donated to the company that would later become Co. G of the 41st Tenn. Vol. C.S. Over 15 percent of those donations were quilts. And yes they do make a distinction between wool blankets, jacards, coverlets and quilts in their listing. I'm not even going to start on the surviving examples of war dated quilts that were made as donations to fund raising events or war dated memorial quilts. The most famous of which being the 17th Tenn. quilt. So now I here you say "Well they were only early war". Yes and no, I don't know about you but my nice warm quilt would be one of the last things I would leave behind. I don't think they were much different. We tend to think about our own comfort fairly often. Of course attrition and the decimation of the southern populace and their ability to conduct commerce would have a very thinning effect on the ability to produce quilts so let's turn our attention northward for just a moment.
  There is example after example of surviving quilts and the paper trail which led to their construction and distribution to the northern troops by the good work of the US Sanitary Commission. Once again boys and girls that is why I stress the merits of doing your own research and tracking down the first hand accounts and primary sources of your information. Now that that is off my chest let me tell you about these quilts.

  Firstly I do not recommend that you buy one of these quilts and take it to a reenactment. That would be like taking your 32 Ford Roadster out mudding. They are just too nice and belong on your bed, at home or better yet in any historical home, public or private. The quality of workmanship and material is simply amazing. As a young child I sat at my Mother's feet while 3 generations of our family made quilts. I know a little something of what I speak.

 : So let me tell you about "Granny". Granny Lois Scroggins, the Grand Ole Dame who was the architect of these quilts. Mrs. Scroggins was born in Oklahoma City in 1920 and learned to sew, knit and crochet at a very early age. These skills helped support the family as during the dust bowl years they had to travel about following the work. Finally establishing themselves in Moore Co. Tenn. Which most of you will know better as world famous Lynchburg Tn. Home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery. During her adult life she would only sew for family, but once she retired she returned to her first vocation with a vengeance. Working 8 hours a day just as if she were at a public job she could produce a finished quilt in about 3 weeks by herself! Every stitch is hand sewn, top to bottom, inside and out. All the materials are 100% cotton including the tread. In design and scope she was only limited by her imagination which meant she had few limits as she was one of the most creative people you would ever meet. Sadly she passed away in 2012, near the end of her life her fingers had become to stiff to sew but she has left a legacy that will last for generations to come.
  The family is selling off a few of her quilts as they are down sizing due to health reasons. You will never have another chance to buy a quilt of this quality at any price and I do not expect them to last long. All of these quilts are very large, I will give the exact measurements of each below.





HAND STITCHED POINSETTIA QUILT

  There may be other names for this geometric design but I have heard them referred to as poinsettias. This quilt measures 109 inches by 111 inches.

HAND STITCHED POINSETTIA QUILT
$299.95 BUY NOW!




HAND STITCHED COMBO QUILT

  This quilt is a combination of 2 designs, a double wedding ring and a pickle dish. This quilt measures 101 inches by 116 inches.

HAND STITCHED COMBO QUILT
$299.95 BUY NOW!




HAND STITCHED DRUNKARDS PATH QUILT

  This pattern is called a Drunkard's Path. This quilt measures 94 inches by 104 inches.

HAND STITCHED DRUNKARDS PATH QUILT
$299.95 BUY NOW!




HAND STITCHED PATCHWORK QUILT

  This design is simply referred to as "Patchwork". This quilt measures 92 inches by 103 inches.

HAND STITCHED PATCHWORK QUILT
$299.95 BUY NOW!




HAND STITCHED BEAR PAW QUILT

  This is a very simple yet very popular design known as a bear paw. It is said that along the route of the underground railroad quilts would be hung out (as if being aired) as signals for the runaways heading north. Each design having a different meaning. The bear paw meant "keep to the woods". This quilt measures 101 inches by 98 inches.

HAND STITCHED BEAR PAW QUILT
$299.95 BUY NOW!





CHEWED CS GARDNER

  This .58 cal. CS Gardner minnie ball was found in a CS camp in Wartrace Tn. As the story goes these balls were used by Surgeons when there was little or no anesthesia. The patient would bite down on these bullets to keep from cracking his teeth during the extreme pain of surgery. That would give us a very short window of when this bullet was used. The only local battle to produce any amount of casualties was the Tullahoma Campaign which started on the evening of June 23 of 63 and the troops withdrawing from our area (Wartrace) on the 26th. CS troops never reoccupied this area again.

CHEWED CS GARDNER
$29.95 BUY NOW!





CHEWED .69 CAL. BALL

  This .69 caliber round ball was found in a CS camp in Wartrace Tn. As the story goes these balls were used by Surgeons when there was little or no anesthesia. The patient would bite down on these bullets to keep from cracking his teeth during the extreme pain of surgery. That would give us a very short window of when this ball was used. The only local battle to produce any amount of casualties was the Tullahoma Campaign which started on the evening of June 23 of 63 and the troops withdrawing from our area (Wartrace) on the 26th. CS troops never reoccupied this area again.

CHEWED .69 CAL. BALL
$29.95 BUY NOW!



STEAMSHIP ROBERT E. LEE

  I know that this has nothing to do with the CW except the name Robert E. Lee but these are so hard to find I just had to offer them here.
    In the 1980's George Dickel Distillery produced a line of commemorative wooden boxes which held two - one fifth bottles of their fine product. They ceased the production of these boxes almost 30 years ago so as you can imagine they are all long gone --- with the exception of the few that I was lucky enough to find. The box tops are made from cabinet grade material and the box is very well put together. They are decorative, collectible and very hard to find. As you might imagine the R.E. Lee is one of the most sought after. Imagine using this box for a Christmas present or putting another gift inside it for double the surprise. You could even refill it with your favorite brand of spirits, I recommend G.D.'s though, they did make the box.
  These boxes measure approx. 12 inches long by 9 wide and 4 inches deep. The lids are snug but will slide completely off if you wish. This would be handy if you wish to do something crafty with the inside of it. Most folks will just use them for decoration around the old bar area but don't limit yourself. I bet you can thing of a lot of ways to use these.

STEAMSHIP ROBERT E. LEE $24.95
BUY NOW!

  If you prefer I have the box tops only. You can easily add a picture hanging loop to the reverse (available at any craft or hardware store) and hang it on the wall for decoration.

STEAMSHIP ROBERT E. LEE BOX TOP $9.95
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  Now if your a George Dickel collector you can email me regarding others I have. None of which are CW related.



CIVIL WAR ERA BROOCH

  I have just solved someones Christmas gift problem. What could possibly make a better gift than this antique Civil War Era Brooch. I think you can see every flaw in the photos, there is nothing hidden, it is typical of brooches from that era. It is a very wearable piece. Pin and hook are sound. What makes it extra ordinary is it is still in it's original box! I've owned several of these brooches but this is the first time I've ever owned the box. A good coat of matching color shoe paste would do wonders for the box. I have not checked behind the glass to see if there is a lock of hair in it or not. If you want to you have my blessing, after you buy it that is.

CIVIL WAR ERA BROOCH $89.95
SOLD!




ROBERT E. LEE HOTEL SPOON

  Many years ago someone made a souvenir of this spoon while dinning at the Robert E. Lee Hotel. I know nothing of the hotel but it's a pretty cool post war artifact. It's typical size and shape for a teaspoon. There is something on the back but I can not get a good shot of it or tell what it says. I do not believe it to be silver, just plated. Should clean up nicely.

ROBERT E. LEE HOTEL SPOON $19.95
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ONE PINT POCKET FLASK

  This is the largest modern pocket flask I've ever seen. It's stainless steel and very well made. It was a display item so it has a few small scratches on it, all very minor. You have to look for them to see them. Only one I have left that's why the price is so discounted. It's been my experience that when it comes to flask bigger really is better.

ONE PINT POCKET FLASK $19.95
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ANTIQUE BEAN POT

  This cast iron pot is commonly referred to as a "bean pot". Remnants of originals are often found in CW camps by relic hunters, reproductions are commonly seen in camps at every reenactment and for good reason. They are the handy-ist size of all the cast iron pots ever produced. They are just the right size for cooking soups, stews and yes beans for your entire mess. Just the right size for heating water for washing up too. Now I don't think that any of the bean pots I'm offering for sale today are from the CW era but they are all very old and of the same style and size. No reproductions in this lot. After the 1930's commercial productions of these pots (with a very few exceptions) vanished. There was no market for them anymore. So you can bet this one is of that era or older. It will make a great addition to your camp gear. Will hold approx. 1 gallon of water. If you need more than one let me know as I have several

BEAN POT $39.95
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ANTIQUE CROCK JUG

  This antique crock jug Will hold approx. 1 gallon of water. It is in very good condition with no cracks and chips (if any) are very minor. Nothing that would effect the usefulness or the visual effects, I add that as most but not all of these are used as props. If you need more than one let me know as I normally have several of these.

ANTIQUE CROCK JUG $39.95
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DOCUMENT BOX

  This is a very versatile little document box. It's original and will be a great addition to any paymaster, provost or officer. This is an original black lacquer with gold trim tin that measures 11 by 5 inches and 2 1/2 inches deep. Sorry, no key. A little oil will really bring the paint back to life on this piece. I don't think this one is CW era but is the same style and color scheme as those that can be dated to the war.

DOCUMENT BOX $19.95
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FINGER LAMP

  This finger lamp is the real deal. If it's not CW era it was so close it could see the war from it's house. The brass fill lid is the key to dating this piece. They were patented in 1855 and used during the CW era but seldom scene after the 1870's. There are no chips or defects of any kind. The wick advancement gear works well but will work even better once you fill it with kero. Dry wicks turn stiff you know. the globe is a repro but that's to be expected. A lamp with go through a lot of globes in it's lifetime. Stands 12 inches tall, the base is 5 inches wide.

FINGER LAMP $39.95
SOLD!




SAD IRON

  This reproduction sad iron is made exactly as the originals, this one is new but after just a little use and weather it will be hard to tell it from an original. Typical size and weight. It's a great piece for your laundress impression. If you've ever really used one of these you know that you need at least 3 of them to iron any amount of clothing. Otherwise you'll be sitting around all day waiting for it to reheat.

SAD IRON $14.95
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ALL NEW STUFF 11-23-14



STUFF A

  Boy this is some great stuff, if you need stuff then this is the stuff you should have. Just remember, when you buy it - it's your stuff. There is probably something wrong with everything in the photo, a little rust, a lot of rust, a ding, a dent it leaks - well you get the picture. The point is that it is all still very usable and it's really cheap. Is this a cheesy trick to get you to buy up all these rusty tin cups? Why yes it is.

STUFF A
This stuff contains a .58 cal. cartridge box, a canteen and a cup. There is probably something wrong with all of it, maybe not much.
ITEM # STUFF A $34.95
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This stuff contains a .58 cal. cartridge box, a canteen and a cup. There is probably something wrong with all of it, maybe not much.

STUFF B

STUFF B
ITEM # STUFF B $34.95
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This stuff contains a .58 cal. cartridge box, a canteen and a cup. There is probably something wrong with all of it, maybe not much.

STUFF C

STUFF C
ITEM # STUFF C $34.95
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SLIGHTLY FADED FROM BEING DISPLAYED
NORMALLY $119.95

ARTILLERY SHELL JACKET
1858 PATTERN

  This jacket was issued throughout the entire war and can be seen in photographs from all theaters of operations.
  Our 1858 pattern artillery jacket is made of 100% federal blue wool with a black cotton lining in the body and white cotton muslin in the sleeves. It has 3/8 inch red cotton tape around the top and bottom of the collar, down the front and around the bottom of the coat and the inverted v on the working cuffs which have 2 hand worked button holes and 2 small union eagle buttons sewn on. The 2 belt pillows on the back of the jacket are trimmed with red tape as well.
  It has 12 hand worked button holes with 12 medium eagle buttons sewn on.
These jackets are on the rack and ready to ship in size 42 through 54. Any other size must be made and will take a minimum of 6 weeks.

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE CHOICES BELOW
IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL FITTING NEEDS (XX LONG ETC.) YOU MUST USE THE SIZE CHART TO INDICATE YOUR EXACT SIZE. THERE IS SOMETIMES BUT NOT ALWAYS AN EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL FITTING.
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SIZE 40, 1858 PATTERN ARTILLERY JACKET # 199    $79.00    BUY NOW!

SIZE 42, 1858 PATTERN ARTILLERY JACKET # 199    $79.00    BUY NOW!

SIZE 44, 1858 PATTERN ARTILLERY JACKET # 199    $79.00    BUY NOW!




1857 FLYING EAGLE CENT

  I would like to tell you that I am a expert coin grader but that is not the case. I try to get close but it is just my best guess. "Fair" would be the top grade that I would put on this coin. That's why I try to show the best photos I can of coins. You be the judge. It will make a great addition to your living history display, that I can guarantee.

1857 FLYING EAGLE CENT $17.95 #000
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1851 LARGE CENT

  I would like to tell you that I am a expert coin grader but that is not the case. I try to get close but it is just my best guess. "Very Good" would be the top grade that I would put on this coin, maybe a little less than but I think it's a little better than the one we had listed last week. That's why I try to show the best photos I can of coins. You be the judge. It will make a great addition to your living history display, that I can guarantee.

1851 LARGE CENT 14.95 #000
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POWDER FLASK

  This is not a well made top of the line powder flask. These are seconds, not all but some are bumped, dinged, bent and with a weak spring that will probably have to be replaced in the future. Their only saving grace is their price. Look at it this way - The spout cost what I'm charging for the whole flask so you can't loose. And who couldn't use an extra flask for priming powder, cream of wheat, etc. etc.

POWDER FLASK
#000      $9.95
BUY NOW!




PLAYING CARDS 1862

REDUCED FROM $9.95!

  Well it looked like nobody was going to reproduce these cards so I just did it myself. I got tired of playing poker at first Mananas with a deck that wasn't produced till 1864! The colors are brighter than seen in the photo. Some days my photographic abilities are somewhat lacking.

  Here's what the original box (and our repro) has printed on it.

The American Card Co. Confident that the introduction of NATIONAL EMBLEMS in the place of Foreign, in PLAYING Cards will be hailed with delight by the American People, take pleasure in presenting the UNION PLAYING CARDS as the first and only genuine American Cards ever produced, the the fullest confidence that the time is not far distant when they will be the leading card in the American market. etc. etc. etc.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862. etc. etc. etc.

PLAYING CARDS 1862
#632      $6.95
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ROPE BED (circa) 1840

  I bought this original rope bed and feather mattress about 15 years ago up in Maryland. The mattress measures 50 inches wide by 70 inches long (there abouts) I've really enjoyed it but I'm running out of space for large pieces like this. I guess it's time to pass it on and let someone else enjoy it. You get the bed, the rope and the feather mattress but the quilt is not included. The Jenny Lind Trunk at the foot of the bed has sold. You'll have to pick this one up, I don't think UPS will deliver this one.

ROPE BED $349.95 #000 BUY NOW!



GI BOOTS 10s

  This is the very last pair of these I'll ever have. I thought I have sold them all but I found this pair hiding in the warehouse. They are size 10 and they will go fast. If you want em you better get em now.

GI BOOTS size 10 $89.95 #000 BUY NOW!



BERDAN'S ENLISTED FROCK COAT

  We are closing this item out, we can not accept returns so be sure of your size when ordering. We will sell only the sizes we have in stock.

  100% dark green wool with light green wool piping, just as the originals. 9 button front with hand stitched button holes. It comes with medium size brass eagle buttons sewn on.
  It is lined to the waist with one inside breast pocket. It also has 2 button working cuffs.
  Compare this coat to the originals, then compare it to anyone elseís repro. I have seen none better. I think you'll feel the same way.
Most average sizes on the rack ready to ship today!

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE CHOICES BELOW
IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL FITTING NEEDS (XX LONG ETC.) YOU MUST USE THE SIZE CHART TO INDICATE YOUR EXACT SIZE. THERE IS SOMETIMES BUT NOT ALWAYS AN EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL FITTING.
Click here for ****SIZE CHART****

SIZE 54 BERDAN'S ENLISTED FROCK #90-G     $109.00     BUY NOW!




BERDAN'S TROUSERS

  We are closing this item out, we can not accept returns so be sure of your size when ordering. We will sell only the sizes we have in stock.

  If you would like a pair of GREEN trousers to match your Berdan's frock just follow these simple instructions. First choose whether you would like your trousers. With a 1 inch stripe of light green down the trouser leg. With light green piping down your trousers leg. No piping or stripe down the leg of the trousers.

NO PIPING CHOOSE NOW!     PIPING $10.00 BUY NOW!

STRIPE, FOR CORPRAL, 1/2 INCH, $30.00 BUY NOW!

STRIPE, FOR SGT., 1 1/2 INCH, $30.00 BUY NOW!



SECOND, CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE LIST BELOW.

SIZE 30 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $44.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 32 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $44.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 34 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $44.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 36 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $44.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 38 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $44.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 40 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $54.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 42 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $54.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 44 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $64.95   BUY NOW!

SIZE 46 WAIST BERDAN'S TROUSERS.   #110      $64.95   BUY NOW!




BERDAN BUMMER



  We are closing this item out, we can not accept returns so be sure of your size when ordering. We will sell only the sizes we have in stock.

  Our Berdan bummer is made of the same green wool that our Berdan's frock is made and it has the McDowell style brim. It has the welt top, it's lined with black cotton and it has a soft leather sweat band for mucho comfort. Small eagle buttons on the leather chin strap which has the brass adjustment buckle.

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BUMMER FROM THE LIST BELOW.

SMALL BERDAN'S, SIZE 7   $24.95 BUY NOW!

SMALL BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 1/8   $24.95 BUY NOW!

MEDIUM BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 1/4    $24.95 BUY NOW!

MEDIUM BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 3/8   $24.95 BUY NOW!

LARGE BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 1/2   $24.95 BUY NOW!

LARGE BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 5/8   $24.95 BUY NOW!

EXTRA LARGE BERDAN'S, SIZE 7 3/4   $24.95 BUY NOW!



WOODEN CANDLE LANTERN

  Just in time for the spring season, remember - it's still going to get dark early for several months yet. A new or extra lantern would come in pretty handy. Especailly at this price. Just raise the front payne of glass and put your candle into the metal insert, light her up and your ready to go. Similar in size, scope and quality to the small wooden lantern that we've sold for years. I think you'll be very satisfied with this lantern.

WOODEN CANDLE LANTERN $19.95 #000 BUY NOW!



WHITE LEATHER GAUNTLETS

THIS WEEK ONLY $19.95

  Beautiful top quality leather gauntlets and just in time for the ball! There are more Balls and dances in December and January than any other time of the year. Put a little "snap" in that old dress uniform of yours with new qauntlets at a great price.

LARGE WHITE GAUNTLETS $19.95 # SPECIAL BUY NOW!

MEDIUM WHITE GAUNTLETS $19.95 # SPECIAL BUY NOW!

EXTRA LARGE WHITE GAUNTLETS $19.95 # SPECIAL BUY NOW!





PETERSON'S LADIES NATIONAL MAGAZINE
MAY 1862
SPECIAL PRICE $8.95!

  I have to admit that some times a product turns out better than I ever anticipated - this is one of those. The quality of this reprint is outstanding, as close to the original as was humanly possible. Every piece of type was re-set, this is no xerox copy! In addition it is the correct size and the fashion print is actually in color just as the original.
  If your not familiar with Peterson's you have really been missing out. Peterson's was published out of Philadelphia and was one of the most popular Ladies magazines of it's time, it overtook Godey's as the number one best seller in 1866 and Godey's never held that title again. The format is basically the same but it is my personal opinion that the writing is better as is their explanation of the fashions. As a matter of fact this issue has the best explanation of which materials to use for the different degrees of mourning that I have ever seen.
  Page after page of fashions for the lady of the house and the children. Knitting and crochet projects with detailed instructions, book reviews, songs with lyrics and music, stories, some serial, some complete and don't forget receipts. Many many examples of needlework and poems galore, few people realize or appreciate the popularity of poetry during the CW era. This will be a great asset to any ladies kit, especially for living histories.

PETERSON'S MAY 1862
#2493      $8.95
BUY NOW!






STAINLESS CUP & PLATE SPECIAL

  What a super deal! A large Stainless steel cup and plate for only $9.95
  I can't get these on a regular basis but when I do I buy all the supplier has. Last year ya'll bought 200 sets of these in 2 weeks so to say they were well received is quite the understatement. I was able to buy 300 sets this time but you can bet they will go fast, he who hesitates eats off rusty tin.
  The plate measures 10 inches across and the cup is 4 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches wide.

STAINLESS CUP & PLATE SPECIAL
ITEM # 2481 $9.95
BUY KNOW!




SECOND PRINTING, NEW LOWER PRICE!
L. VIRGINIA FRENCH'S
WAR JOURNAL 1862-1865


  The second printing is here! Much of our initial printing cost and overhead was covered by the sale of our first printing of this fantastic book. Now we can offer it to you at an even lower price than before. Hopefully this will give even more people access to this book which many are calling the "Civilian Company Aytch".

  L. Virginia French's journal gives the best insight into the everyday life of a Middle Tennessean that was ever put to pen. During the first part of the journal her thoughts are somewhat philosophical but as time goes on and the war comes to her home in McMinnville Tennessee it all becomes very personal. Accounts of Yankee raids on the town, factories burned without warning while the female workers are still on the top floor and Cavalry battles literally in her front yard. She entertains General John Hunt Morgan and his new bride Mattie Ready Morgan days after their wedding. Fans of General Morgan will be amazed at the stories Mrs. French records in her journal as told by the General himself. Written down the very day of the telling. General Wheeler visits so often that a member of his staff becomes engaged to Virginia's niece!
  Women will be astounded by the details of of the local ladies dress, right down to the fabric, buttons and even their jewelry.
  Details of how Terry's Texas Rangers were re-equipped by the local tradesmen, from their horse tac, shoes, boots and even how the local ladies pitched in to help with the clothing.
  Every General officer, Colonel or Major that passes through the area calls on Mrs. French and she relates their tales to you through her journal. So many of the nagging questions about everyday life during the period, that I never thought I would know the answer to unfolded before me in crystal clarity as I read this journal.
  It is probably best that we let her speak for herself.

  A very small portion of this journal has been edited for clarity. In a few cases so has the spelling. But for the most part is appears here just as it does in the journal.

L. VIRGINIA FRENCH'S WAR JOURNAL
#2320 $19.95 BUY NOW!



OFFICER'S BLACK & GOLD HAT CORD

  What a great deal! Here's a top notch officers braided hat cord with large acorns at an affordable price. Fits any typical size hat and looks great. If you've been putting off buying one of these wait no more, you'll never get a better deal than this.

BRAIDED OFFICERS HAT CORD WITH LARGE ACORNS
ITEM # SP009 $7.95 BUY NOW!




1860 CAVALRY SABER

  Wow! what a great deal on an 1860 Cav. saber. These sabers are very sturdy and well made. The size and weight of this blade is very close to the originals too. There are some dings on the leather handle wraps but nothing larger than a quarter inch. Nothing to loose any sleep over, just thought you should know. The best part about these sabers is the price. Only $44.95. I've only got a few. If you want one you had better get it now before they are all gone.

SPECIAL 1860 CAVALRY SABER # 08     $44.95     BUY NOW!




BRASS BUCKLES

  Sorry that the photo is not as clear as it should be. These cast brass buckles are not the top quality buckles that we sell everyday. But with that being said I'll add that they aint that bad either. They have the traditional C.W. style back but they are easily converted to fit your everyday belt. Made from solid cast brass that will last a lifetime. But I saved the best for last, they are super cheap! $5.95 each for oval or rectangle buckles and $9.95 for tongue and wreath. It's hard to go wrong at that price.

Here's the line up; Top left tongue and wreath is a Ky. state seal.
KENTUCKY STATE SEAL T & W     #SP001    $9.95  BUY NOW!

C.S. Tongue & Wreath     #SP002    $9.95  BUY NOW!

ALABAMA STATE SEAL Tongue & Wreath     #SP003    $9.95  BUY NOW!

GEORGIA STATE SEAL Tongue & Wreath     #SP004    $9.95  BUY NOW!

The top oval buckle sitting all by itself is an Arkansas oval.
ARKANSAS OVAL     #SP005    $5.95  BUY NOW!

GEORGIA RECATANGLE BUCKLE     #SP006    $5.95  BUY NOW!

FLORIDA RECATANGLE BUCKLE     #SP007    $5.95  BUY NOW!

VIRGINIA RECATANGLE BUCKLE     #SP007    $5.95  BUY NOW!

GEORGIA RECATANGLE BUCKLE SECOND STYLE     #SP008   $5.95  BUY NOW!

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GEORGIA OVAL BUCKLE     #SP009    $5.95  BUY NOW!

ALABAMA OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0010    $5.95  BUY NOW!

TEXAS / MISSISSIPPI OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0011    $5.95  SOLD OUT!

C.S.A.RECTANGLE BUCKLE     #SP0012    $5.95  BUY NOW!

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MARYLAND OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0013    $5.95  BUY NOW!

EAGLE OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0014    $5.95  BUY NOW!

A.V.C OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0015    $5.95  BUY NOW!

MISSISSIPPI OVAL BUCKLE     #SP0016    $5.95  BUY NOW!



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