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Auction Description for James D. Julia: 2-Day Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, Day 2
Viewing Notes:
Wednesday, February 8th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, February 9th - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Friday, February 10th - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; There will also be preview during each auction session. Special preview can be arranged by appointment.
Sale Notes:
This sale will feature 370+ Lots of American & European Paintings, Bronzes & Prints; 150 Lots of Asian Antiques & Art including Paintings, Scrolls, Furniture, Jade, Bronzes, Porcelain, Thangkas & Textiles. 640+ Lots of American & European Furniture & Accessories, Nautical Art; Folk Art Portraits; Textiles; Historical & Political; Weathervanes; Tall & Banjo Clocks. Nautical Art; Folk Art portraits; 60+ Historic Flags, Important swords of Luis Emilio, Mallory, Matthew Perry; Important Collection of Slave Tags & more. An outstanding collection of American furniture including Highboys, Desks, Tables, Stands, Chairs & Chests. A large collection of early American Silver; Decoys including collection of Elmer Crowell & Gus Wilson examples. Large offering of fine mirrors. Selection of Oriental rugs & much, much more.

2-Day Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, Day 2 (628 Lots)

by James D. Julia


628 lots with images

February 10, 2017

Live Auction

Fairfield, ME, USA

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BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

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Description: In back-preening pose. SIZE: 7-1/2" h x 16" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Uneven crack around hole of head, crack where neck meets body. 51398-45

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BLACK DUCK BY GUS WILSON, SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE.

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Description: In preening pose. SIZE: 7" h x 15" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: The paint is original but shows some flaking around the inletted neck, as well as paint loss & wood chipping under tail & breast. 51398-46

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WONDERFUL BLACK DUCK BY AUGUSTUS AARON

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Description: Circa 1930's. This particular bird exhibits an unusual cantered head which makes the bird appear to be looking up. 4 drilled holes in base. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Neck has open cracks, one nail head can be seen at side of neck. 51398-30

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE SANDERLING BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Mounted on a carved and painted clam shell base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp, and exhibiting Crowell's hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod". SIZE: 4-3/4" h x 5" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, legs with minor restoration by Steve Weaver. 51398-5

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE JACK SNIPE WITH DROPPED WINGS, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Mounted on a carved and painted wooden base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp and exhibiting his hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod". Also written in Crowell's script is "Jack Snipe". SIZE: 6-1/2" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: Dupont Family, Oyster Harbors; From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, crack to eye, Wear to the gesso at one leg joint, rub to tail. 51398-6

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VERY RARE DECORATIVE AND EARLY YELLOWLEG WITH DROPPED AND CARVED WINGS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Last quarter of the 19th century. Mounted on a square wooden base with the following written on the bottom in Crowell's handwriting, "A.E. Crowell, Maker E Harwich, Cape Cod". SIZE: 13" h x 12" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Minor professional restoration to legs. Extreme light cleaning to the base, repair to legs, gesso to legs at the under-body joint. One primary wing repaired. 51398-7

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EXCEPTIONAL DECORATIVE KILLDEER PLOVER BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Mounted on a wood base which has the rectangular stamp along with Crowell's hand-written signature "A.E. Crowell Cape Cod, 1940". SIZE: 7-1/4" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good with one toe possibly missing very tip. 51398-15

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LIFE-SIZED DECORATIVE KINGFISHER, BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Mounted on a wooden base which is stamped with Crowell's rectangular stamp. Carved with the bill open holding a carved and painted fish. SIZE: 8-1/4" h x 10" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, fish is a replacement carved by Steve Weaver, Cape Cod, MA; Beak has break at center of fish, back of foot with missing tip. 51398-13

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LIFE-SIZE DECORATIVE CARVED BLUE JAY BY A. ELMER CROWELL.

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Description: Glass eyes, carved tail feathers. Mounted on an oval base with Crowell's oval brand. SIZE: 7-1/2" h x 9" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-18

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BEAUTIFUL LIFE-SIZED ROBIN BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Exhibits dropped wings. Mounted on a wood base with an inset carved rectangular stamp. SIZE: 6-1/2" h x 8-1/2" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good, under blacklight appears to have a few touch up areas on back & wing. 51398-16

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THREE MINIATURE SHOREBIRDS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: The group includes a killdeer plover, a yellowleg, and a robin snipe. Unmarked but identified on base with pencil. SIZE: 2-3/4" h; Longest is 3-1/2". PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-19

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FOUR MINIATURE DUCKS BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: The group includes a wood duck drake, a mallard drake, a bufflehead drake and an American merganser drake. All are mounted on wooden bases. The merganser, bufflehead and wood duck all have the rectangular stamp on the bottom of the bases. The mallard is unsigned. SIZE: Range: 2-1/2" h to 3-3/4" h. 3" l to 5" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-43

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TWO MINIATURES BY A.E. CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MA.

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Description: Included are a mallard drake and a chickadee. Unmarked base of mallard, chickadee has the rectangular stamp. SIZE: Mallard: 3-1/2" h x 4-1/2" l. Chickadee: 3-1/4" h x 4" l. PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Very good. 51398-14

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LOT OF EIGHT DECORATIVE BIRD CARVINGS.

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Description: 1) 10-1/2" h x 10" l Canada goose mounted on a burl root, unsigned. 2) 5" x 5-1/2" Chickadee by Reg. Edwards. Mounted on a piece of driftwood. 3) 7-1/2" h x 11" l Morning Dove, mounted on a wood stump, unsigned. 4) 7-1/4" h small owl mounted to a stump, unsigned. 5) 8" x 12" Shorebird on burnt driftwood signed "Armand Carney Knot". 6) 6" x 9" two Chickadees on a branch, unsigned. 7) Two 3" h x 6" l ducks, both signed and one dated "2004". PROVENANCE: From a Maine/Texas estate being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) One foot with chip, otherwise good. 2) Very good. 3) Very good. 4) Very good. 5) Very good. 6) One birds feet are bent. 7) Very good. 51358-24

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INTERESTING DECOY LOT INCLUDING PATTERNS, FINISHED & UNFINISHED DECOYS BY J BARKER OF WANAKENA, NY.

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Description: Lot includes 6 finished life-size duck decoys including a 17" Mallard, Two 16" female Black Ducks, Two 16" male Black Ducks, and one 18-1/2" Black Duck with neck extended forward. All are branded "JB" except one. Also a 14" in-process body. Including twelve head patterns, six body patterns, one tail body pattern, along with a few drawings of decoys. NOTE: An explanation of the history of the decoys is included in hand written form indicating that the decoys were constructed during the years 1968 and 1975. The wood is clear white pine purchased from the Long Lake Lumber Co. The profile shape is cutout on a band saw and the rest is carved to shape by hand and sanded smooth. Painted by hand in flat decoy paint sold by Herter's Inc. CONDITION: Very good. 51344-9

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LIFETIME MIDWEST COLLECTION OF 45 PAINTED & CARVED WOOD FISH DECOYS.

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Description: Four signed examples include: 5" initialed "AJB", 7" articulating pickerel signed "Bud Stewart", 7-1/2" perch signed "Rozumnlak?", 8" sunfish signed "Butch Schr?". Also included is a 7" fish attributed to Oscar Peterson. A wide variety of fish including trout, pickerel, perch, bullhead, sucker, etc in some realistic patterns while others are colorful. We are sure that many of these can be attributed to particular mid-west makers and the collection has 3 volume set of The Fish Decoy by Kimball and a Bud Stewart book by Baron & Carver. SIZE: Range from 3-1/2" to 17". CONDITION: Most show in-use wear, some bending to fins, two have detached but present fins, one needs rubber section repair. 51277-1

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12-STAR CONFEDERATE EXCLUSIONARY FLAG.

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Description: There are a handful of flags of this configuration thought to represent twelve Confederate states, at least two are identified to North Carolina, this one is interesting in that the canton rests on the red "war stripe". There is little written on exclusionary flags, but there are a good many in private collections and institutions. This flag is totally machine sewn, made of wool bunting and 2-1/4" machine sewn stars. The writing on hoist "P WHITTINGTON" and "1YD AMERICAN" of unknown meaning. Flag with a 2-1 ratio which is typical for early 1861 Civil War era flags. SIZE: Flag: 17" x 35". Frame: 23" x 42". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Good colors. Not examined outside of archival frame. 51371-3

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FINE AND RARE ARCHIVALLY FRAMED 13-STAR CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, TAKEN AS WAR TROPHY BY MAINE SOLDIER, RARE SMALL COMPANY SIZE.

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Description: All cotton, all hand-sewn fine early homemade Confederate "Stars and Bars" flag measures 17-3/4" on the hoist by 22-1/2" on the fly, with double appliqued stars in an interesting shape of eight 1.25"stars in circle, with central star and stars in each corner of canton. The hoist edge which is folded 3/16" shows 3 holes apparently made by tacks attaching it. Thirteen Star Confederate flags are rare and typically made early war as thirteen slave states were envisioned by most Southerners as the Confederacy. This first national pattern known as the "Stars and Bars": were 7 stars, representing the first seceding states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Each time a new state was added, an additional star was added: on April 17, 1861 Virginia's star was added, on May 6th Arkansas, on May 7th, Tennessee, and on May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the eleventh Southern state to secede. Kentucky and Missouri are represented by these last two stars. There is a modern plaque in the frame that says the flag was taken to Maine as a War trophy, the circumstances of its capture and history are lost however and we cannot be certain where this information was from. Accompanying report from Textile Preservation Associates is provided with dye analysis and particulate material sampling from fibers is written by Fonda Thomsen, Sept. 4, 1999 showing good evidence of it being used in battle as remnants are black powder were found among the particulate collected during conservation. Her report is available online. SIZE: Overall: 24-1/2" x 29-1/2". CONDITION: The archival board in frame was cut out behind the canton so the reverse stars can be seen as well as the front. Colors are very good, overall flag is sound and solid with no discernible reductions. 51584-1

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MAGNIFICENT ARCHIVE OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY STEPHEN R. MALLORY, INCLUDING UNIQUE APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS FROM DIRECT FAMILY DESCENT.

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Description: Archive includes oil on canvas portrait of Mallory as a young man, in its original gilded frame; Mallory's bound diaries were transcribed when donated to the Southern Historical Collection at the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The diary is typed from his original diaries, with two carbon copies. Each copy and original are hand bound and these three copies were retained within the family. The appointment is unique and extraordinarily rare. This is the only appointment signed by Confederate President Jefferson Davis we are aware of, to any cabinet member and the document is totally done in calligraphy with the applied embossed seal of "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA". Not only does Jefferson Davis sign the document; he does so in an especially large, bold 6" autograph. The document is also signed by William M. Browne as Secretary of State, who later became a Confederate general and was only acting Secretary of State for a few days in March of 1862. Doubtful any other document exists with Browne signed as "Secretary of State". Also in family is a small circa 1820-30 French or Mexican sword with regimental markings most likely 2nd Battalion, Cadiz Regiment. This particular sword was carried by battalion skirmishers or flankers as per French regulations of the era which the Mexicans followed. We are not sure how the Mallory family obtained this sword, but appears of the era that would have seen the Texas revolution and the Alamo. Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873) had a long and illustrious record of political service, most famously known as the Confederate Secretary of the Navy under President Jefferson Davis March 4, 1861 _ May 2, 1865. Mallory served in many posts prior to and after the Confederacy. He was elected Senator from the state of Florida in 1850. Mallory, in his time in the Senate, was the prominent Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. This was a time of rapid Naval reform and he insisted that ships of the United States Navy should be the best in the world. Mallory was born in Trinidad, British West Indies in 1812. His family moved to the United States and settled in Key West, Florida in 1820. He joined the army and fought in the Seminole War in Florida, 1835-1837. The sword in this lot could have some connection to the Seminole War era if indeed the sword was actually Mallory's and not another family member's. Mallory held several minor political posts until becoming Senator in 1850; a post he held until secession in 1861. There is much written and published on Mallory's thoughts on the Navy in this time frame. After the Civil War Mallory was imprisoned along with Jefferson Davis and was among the few in the Confederate Government to be charged with treason against the United States. It was not until March 10, 1866 that President Andrew Johnson granted Mallory a "partial parole"; though Mallory was no longer in jail, he was required to stay with his daughter in Bridgeport, CT. It was not until June of 1866 that Mallory was paroled and allowed to return to Florida. By the terms of his parole he was not permitted to hold public office. He practiced law in Pensacola until his death in 1873 and is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola. PROVENANCE: Direct family of descent Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: The appointment is framed and the exposed area measures about 15-3/4" x 12". Ink is all dark and discernible, though paper has yellowed and is cracked at folds. There is one hole approximately 1/4" on mid-right quadrant among the flourishes of the fancy calligraphic Davis name. The applied seal is only partially discernible in embossing, but enough to know in part it reads "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT...CONFEDERATE STATES". The central device, in which embossing is also weak, is a scroll with only one word partially discernible "CONSTITUTIONAL". Bound diary transcriptions are sound, complete, each with laid in early photographic copies of a few post war portions of manuscript. One of these notes written from Ft. LaFayette to his son is quite poignant as he thinks of Jefferson Davis still incarcerated by the US government (he would not be released for another two years) "Poor fellow, his hard fate is truly appreciated by me. I never was, & never could be a "hero worshiper", though my sympathy and regard to my friends are ardent; and I think that I do not arrogate too much to myself when I say that I can speak of them all fairly and justly, "nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice"...This important defensive armor is habitually worn by Mr. Davis. Where & when he acquired it, whether among his Indian friends of the frontier, or among Christian hypocrites..." Book bindings have insect damage, but are overall good. Oil on canvas is 14" x 12" on original stretcher in original gesso gilt frame. Scattered in-paint throughout and uneven application of coaching varnish. Gesso design also has small areas of repair. Sword is 22" overall, with 17" rusted and pitted fullered blade. 51416-1

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19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MAGGIE MALLORY, DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY, STEPHEN R. MALLORY.

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Description: Autograph book is bound in full gilted green Moroccan leather. Numerous signatures are mostly from Mallory's time as Senator in Washington, DC in the 1850s, including such notables as President James Buchanan (signed twice, June 1858), President James K. Polk, President Franklin Pierce, future Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Sam Houston (signed twice), Judah P. Benjamin, John Slidell, Edward Everett, Hamilton Fish, Jonathan Bell, William Seward, Robert Toombs, Hannibal Hamlin, John C. Calhoun, Stephen A. Douglas, John Crittenden and an especially nice future President Andrew Johnson. Signed with fourish. Numerous senators, house members, cabinet members, judges and other politicians, especially from the Southern states are represented. All signatures are signed directly on pages in book with exception of a clipped signature of her father which is neatly pasted on first page. There are also two laid-in engravings with facsimile signatures of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Interested parties should view. SIZE: About 9-1/2". PROVENANCE: Direct Mallory family descent. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Signatures all dark and well discerned. Binding solid, though covers bend outward. Spine is chipped, corners scuffed and front board starting. 51416-2

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RARE ANTEBELLUM POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE USED IVORY HANDLED SURGICAL TOOL KIT, RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN THE WALLS OF A TENNESSEE HOME.

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Description: Large circa 1850 4-tier ivory handled George Tiemann surgical kit which includes large tourniquet, amputation saw, Hays saw and trephine for brain surgery. Kit retains two small scalpels and two large scalpels with removable handle. Still in kit are bone brush and a very scary looking trocar with silver sheath. This kit was recently found in the walls of an antebellum home near Maryville, Tennessee and was thought to be possibly used by a Confederate surgeon. Special Note: This item contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Just over 20 tools remain and average very good condition, many retaining much of their original luster. Tools made by Tiemann in ivory are quite rare and quite early. This kit dates circa 1840-1850 and the ivory tools have no restoration and are original to when they were made over 150 years ago and are exempt from Federal guidelines concerning African ivory as these are "certifiably antique". Casing is sound and solid, unfortunately missing the ID plaque in the mahogany veneered lid which would have identified the surgeon. Kit is missing numerous tools as can be seen in photographs, but retains several of rarer examples as noted. Partitions have soiling, small breaks and missing pieces, but still function and fit well. Several of the smaller tools are not Tiemann marked but appear original to time of use. 51116-1 ESA

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EXCEPTIONAL AND FINEST COLLECTION OF RAREST VARIETIES OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA,

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Description: Please Note (1/26/2017): A noted expert in this field states that he dug an 1824 Serial #1 Fisher. So tag number 12 is not the only Serial #1, however is a much finer example and not excavated. Charleston, South Carolina, was the only city in the antebellum South to issue these tags or badges which had to be worn by any slave that was "hired out". Each year a slave owner who hired out a slave had to pay a tax and the slave had to wear a brass "Slave Tag" proving the tax had been paid. The greater the skill and training required, the higher the tax. Charleston slave tags were authorized from 1800 up to the Civil War with the last badges made in 1865. We have offered several great groupings of slave tags in past auctions, but now offer, undoubtedly, the only complete collection of rare slave trades including the finest and only 1800 Huckster known. This badge is unique. Also included is the ultra-rare Carpenter of which no more than 4 or 5 examples are extant. Also in this grouping is the only known serial number "1" badge known and it is a pristine, non-excavated 1864 dated Mechanic. All badges in this collection are in very good to excellent condition with no repairs and all complete. All of these badges were family heirlooms or souvenirs excavated around various sites around Charleston and all with exception of 1864 serial number "1" Mechanic are of the earlier large varieties that are the most difficult to find. Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 by Harlan Greene, Harry S. and Brian E. Hutchins, 2004 is a wonderful, scholarly text that explains the quantities and makers of each badge and the census of known examples. All badges are authentic, original, and collected by a leading numismatics authority over a 30 year period. Almost all are maker marked and the other badges are noted as to maker as documented in the Greene/Hutchins text. Quoted portions of badge descriptions are from their text: 1) 1800 octagonal "HUCKSTER" No. 49. 1800 is the first year that badges were made which had to be worn at all times by new Charleston law. Few badges from this date are known and as noted this is the only known Huckster and it is maker marked "Atmar". Ralph Atmar, Jr., a jeweler, was the first manufacturer of slave hire badges for the city of Charleston. No other city had such strict regulations and no other city required slaves to wear badges. The original ordinance published September 3, 1799 in the City Gazette stated the following: "Denomination" and price of said badges are as follows: Huckster, not under 30 years of age, $6 per badge. Mechanic, $3. Porters and Cart and Drayman, $2. Fishers and hired servants $1. These indeed were the categories and prices established by the ordinance. The terms in the press give us clues as to what the words on the badges were: "Huckster", "Mechanic", "Porter"ƒ.." This unique badge was totally unknown to the trade until now. Two other Hucksters are known, both dated 1803, one of which is in the historic Charleston Confederate Museum at 188 Meeting Street. 2) 1810 octagonal "FISHER" No. 28. Another rare badge which is rarely offered. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso. John Joseph Lafar was the official badge maker for the City of Charleston for about 20 years. He owned slaves and also served as City Marshal from 1818-1830, a total of 656 badges were made in 1810 of all types. The survival rate on slave badges is extremely low. For instance, even though 644 badges were made in 1808 and 1809, no examples are known. During the Civil War, copper for these badges was so scarce that it was advertised for by manufacturer to buy old copper, no doubt many old badges which had no value to their owners now were recycled. 3) 1813 octagonal "CARPENTER" No. 35. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso and few Carpenter badges were made. Based on the great rarity of this particular trade, there are only 4 or 5 Carpenters known, one being 1811 and the others being 1813. The highest serial number noted is "69". 4) 1815 diamond "FRUITERER & c" No. 74. This badge is maker marked "Lafar" on verso and few Fruiterer badges are known. Fruiterer is a very

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RARE & IMPORTANT NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD OF COMMODORE MATTHEW PERRY ON HIS FIRST VOYAGE OF THE

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Description: This most important, historic sword is among the earliest regulation Model 1852 US Navy officers swords known. Also, as far as we are aware this is the only sword known to have belonged to Commodore Perry. There are volumes of research materials accompanying this sword, including letters from sword authority and historian John Thilmann explaining the French makers marks, dating manufacture to 1850-1855. Commodore Perry is shown in an engraving published in the London Illustrated News, May 7, 1853, which was taken from a contemporary daguerreotype whose presence is currently unknown which should clearly show the details of this exact sword. Renown historian and genealogist Nancy D. Rossbacher writes a compelling treatise on the sword and its inscription found on drag "THIS SWORD WAS ONCE THE PROPERTY OF MATTHEW G. PERRY, COMMODORE USN / WHO CONDUCTED THE SKILLFUL NEGOTIATION WHICH OPENED JAPAN TO FOREIGN / COMMERCE IN 1854 - PRESENTED TO ADELPHOI LODGE, A.F. & A.M. No. 33RI / FEBRUARY 7 1882." The Adelphoi Lodge of ancient free and accepted Masons came into existence in Providence, Rhode Island in 1876. Perry had also lived in Newport, Rhode Island and is buried there. From the start, the Lodge aimed to be unlike others as its members were political movers and shakers, well connected men in industrial pursuits and finances, a proper home form the sword of Commodore Perry who made many industrialists rich. Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) was a lifelong naval man. He first went to sea at age 15 under the command of his older brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812 and American icon like his brother. During the Mexican War, Commodore Perry commanded the largest American naval force and became an advocate for steam engines. Perry became known as "THE FATHER OF THE STEAM NAVY". Perry's greatest accomplishment began in 1850 when he proposed a plan for diplomatic missions to Japan. In 1853, Perry sailed on the USS Mississippi heading the expedition to Japan. He carried official Presidential letters to negotiate a treaty with the Japanese. Japan had not opened it borders regularly to any Western nation in more than 200 years. Perry's report that followed made him a world wide hero in the Western world. He also became well known in Japan and his images in contemporary wood cuts are well known. There are monuments commemorating Perry's opening of Japan both in the US and Japan. Commodore Perry's opening of Japan has been revisited in a fabulous MIT 2008-2010 project titled "BLACK SHIPS AND SAMURAI". Perry's extensive biography and research notes accompany this lot. PROVENANCE: Commodore Matthew Perry, 1852-1853; Adelphoi Lodge, 1882; Mike Custodia (Providence, RI Estate Sale), 2009; Sotheby's Lot #94, June 11, 2013. CONDITION: Fine "as found". Sword retains much of its original gilt on hilt and mounts. 29" blade retains most of its original luster with fine etched patriotic naval motifs as can be seen in photos. Sharkskin grip is complete with wear to high surfaces. Scabbard body is sound and solid, showing light shrinkage, crazing and light cracking. Inscription is impeccable and easily read. 51339-1

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FABULOUS CIVIL WAR ERA SILK EMBROIDERED CAVALRY FLAG AND SWORD OF CAPTAIN GEORGE ALEXANDER HOTMER, SQUADRON B, 3RD REGIMENT CAVALRY, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD.

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Description: This beautiful piece of folk art is all silk embroidered, measuring 47" x 29" in old wooden frame. Flag design shows mounted Civil War officer on horse with flourishing swords, as to be rallying troops to battle. The officer is most likely Captain Hotmer himself, as he is wearing regulation Civil War dress, a fabulous Hardee hat with crossed saber insignia and Captain's shoulder straps. Captain Hotmer's sword is a Model 1850 Officer's Sword with rare silver grip and sharkskin scabbard, with fine relief detail. Two small accompanying framed,inked signs state that the sword was used by Captain George Alexander Hotmer during the Civil War and that the flag was made by Francisca Kline and presented to the Captain by the Ladies of the Squadron in August 1867. A quick search of Civil War databases was found to mention Hotmer several times in New York City, 1866-1868, in charge of Squadron B, 3rd Regiment, NYNG Cavalry. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall with bright colors, small areas of staining appear to be on the inside of the frame's glass. The flag is folded around a piece of board. On the backside of the framed piece, the overhung portions of blue field of flag are quite fragile and fractured with old paper tape holding it in place. Accompanying sword appears "as found" with sharkskin scabbard, missing middle mount and drag. 32" blade has easily discerned patriotic etched panels and William Horstmann agent mark. Retaining some original polish, but mostly grey with scattered rust and pitting. Scabbard body has shrunk with several folds and reduction. 51299-1

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EXTREMELY RARE IDENTIFIED 9-BUTTON FROCK AND TROUSERS OF PRIVATE DAVIS NATHAN HOSMER, 45TH MASSACHUSETTS, DIED NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, 1863.

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Description: Rarely do you find such fine groupings directly descended from family with nice inked ID and family notes relating to the various objects in this archive. Davis mustered into service as a private on September 17, 1862, serving with the 45th Massachusetts in Company F until he died of Typhoid at Stanley Hospital in New Bern, North Carolina on February 10, 1863. Ironically, Davis had four brothers who also died during the Civil War, including a brother Nathan Davis Hosmer who died the same year and is buried in the Military National Cemetery in Baton Rouge. Archive includes his regulation 9-button enlisted frock, sky blue regulation trousers which both have his inked name and unit ID. The coat is better than average quality with some quilting and possible tailor's name "G.F.Hegan" inked into left sleeve lining. Also included, infantry hat insignia, a linen towel, silk handkerchief, a pair of wool mittens, all bearing his name or initials in ink or stencil. There is a 4-piece keyed fife with maker's mark "C. PELOULET / NEW-YORK". Parts of a sewing kit and an old pair of blue lens eyeglasses and case. A scrap of newspaper found in one tail pocket has a partial article telling of the presentation of the regimental colors of the 45th. Also included are two partial wool cuffs and tabs from Davis's regulation great coat. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from family. CONDITION: Frock and pants show considerable moth tracking with several holes and old family attempts of repair. The 9 buttons on coat appear original and are Scoville maker marked. Hat insignia is missing one loop. Fife has old string repairs, but would display nicely (at least one of Davis' brothers was a Civil War musician). Wool knit gloves with Davis' initials have severe mothing as can be seen in photos. Silk handkerchiefs and linen towel with his name are both very good, as are most of the other bits and pieces accompanying this lot. 51219-1

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THREE CIVIL WAR SWORDS OF BREVET BRIG GENERAL CHARLES A R DIMON, LATER MAYOR OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.

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Description: These three officer's swords are "as found" with dark patinas, apparently once burned in a fire, but metal is intact with restored leather grips. The two foot officer's swords are both made and maker marked by Christopher Roby of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Both Roby foot officer's swords have 18-19" long etched panels with the unique, classic patriotic etchings Roby was famous for. Etched panels include cannon, panoply of arms, flags, eagles and floral motifs. The third sword is a German import listed by Peterson in American Swords as non-reg officer's sword. This sword with iron basket has cut-out eagle with ribbon "E Pluribus Unum" and large "US". The back-strap is inscribed "C. A. R. Dimon / Brevet Brig. Gen. / War of 1861-1865". Charles Dimon (1841-1902) began service in the Civil War as a private in the 8th Massachusetts, rising through the ranks to Major of the 30th Massachusetts while under command of General Benjamin Butler in New Orleans and Vicksburg. Dimon was given an unusual command in September 1862 being in charge of the 2nd Louisiana Infantry which was made up of Louisiana loyalists and former Confederate prisoners of war. The 2nd Louisiana saw service at Port Hudson and was later sent to Ft. Rice, Dakota Territory, again with ex-Confederate soldiers to fight Indians. Dimon saw hard service the entire war and in many theaters and was Brevetted Brigadier General March 13, 1865. He later worked for General Benjamin Butler as Manager of the U S Cartridge Company in Lowell, Mass. and became the 37th Mayor of Lowell in 1901, dying in office in 1902. A file of biographical data accompanies. SIZE: 37" to 38" overall. CONDITION: Swords are sound and solid, though one sword is missing knuckle bow to pommel pin. Metal shows varying degrees of fire scale, etching is barely discernible on the P-75, but mostly discernible on the Roby's. Grips are restored with leather washers like in the early 20th century style of American fighting knives. 51503-1

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EXTREMELY RARE WM HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, CONTRACT MILITARY CIVIL WAR FORT FLAG WITH INKED ID ON HOIST.

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Description: This massive 34-star bunting flag was regulation between 1861-1863. The flag has name of two Johnson family members and two tags relating to other Johnson family members. One states: "SAVING FUND SOCIETY, GERMANTOWN, PA". The Germantown Saving Fund Society was founded in 1854. A third tag states "CASTINE, MAINE" where the flag was consigned from. A good genealogist should probably be able to tie in the six different names associated with this flag, and possibly ascertain its use in Germantown, 1861-1863. Regardless, this is a beautiful, rare large American Civil War flag. SIZE: 11' 6" x 21' 8". CONDITION: Excellent aesthetics and color. Generally intact but with multiple areas of weakness resulting in pulling, small holes throughout from insect damage, general fading in area of stripes. Flag is mostly hand-sewn, but does have some machine stitching attaching hoist. 51019-1

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RARE SILK CIVIL WAR FLANK MARKER OF THE 42ND NEW YORK INFANTRY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.

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Description: Rarely do silk marker flags from the Civil War survive. This one obviously saw little use. According to consignor, a twin to this marker is somewhere in the New York State Archives in shredded condition. The 42nd New York Infantry was organized through the efforts of the Tammany Society and the Union Defense Committee of New York City. All ten companies of the regiment were recruited from the New York City area, gathered at Great Neck, Long Island and mustered into service in June of 1861. Since the unit was organized by the Tammany Society, and that a large percentage of the unit were members of the Tammany organization, the 42nd New York Infantry also became known as the Tammany Regiment. Another nickname of the unit was the Jackson Guards. Ordered to Washington D.C. the Tammany Regiment, 1019 men strong, left New York City on July 18, 1861. Throughout its three year enlistment, the 42nd New York fought in nearly every major battle of the Army of the Potomac, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 11 officers and 141 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. The unit also lost 1 officer and 103 men to disease. PROVENANCE: Walter Budd Collection, 1988; The Elizabeth Troiano Collection. CONDITION: Bright colors, original ties. Very light fracturing to silk. 51538-1

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Description: Purported history of the flag states that it was flown in Washington DC during Lincoln's funeral. As per its day this flag would have been displayed vertically with the point of the star down which is a sign of mourning. Regardless, this is a beautiful 36 star "Great Star" Civil War American flag. Flag is in standard size with a rope hoist sewn into a 1" sleeve. Stars are double applique. SIZE: Flag: 4' x 6'. Frame: 76-3/4" x 53". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Wool bunting shows several holes from insects, the largest seen on one red stripe at 2" and 3". Flag shows scattered staining and soiling, but retains bright colors and the rust from the nails are still present from where it was mounted to haft. 51371-24

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13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, 1876.

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Description: Well made machine sewn flag with two brass grommets in hoist with the canton in the 3-2-3-2-3 configuration. All wool bunting with cotton stars and canvas hoist. Nicely mounted in rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2' x 3'. Frame: 35" x 46". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Several small holes and one reduction about 1/2" in center of bottom red stripe. 51371-23

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13-STAR AMERICAN CENTENNIAL FLAG, VIRGINIA DESIGN.

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Description: Wool bunting flag with "Virginia style" canton with 3" central star surrounded by eight 2" stars in circle and four single stars in each quadrant. Flag is well made and presents nicely in its rustic frame. SIZE: Flag: 2' x 3'. Frame: 34" x 46". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with scattered areas of mothing. One 3/4" hole in top red stripe. 51371-25

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RARE 13-STAR PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SHIELD.

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Description: Consignor believes this shield could be 18th century and from the Revolutionary War era and anything is possible, though hardwood back has an inked date of 1836, consignor feels this date may be commemorative. Regardless, this is a very old, beautiful piece of folk art with blue cotton field and cotton stars. Stars are attached with hand-stitched silk thread according to a University of Rhode Island Textile researcher, is consistent to potential 18th century construction. SIZE: Shield: 26-1/4" t x 24-1/2" w; stars are 3-1/2". PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Blue field exhibits good color with water staining, soiling, several reductions as can be seen in photos. Sharp edge wear at wood separates cloth, about 10" on right side below stars. Stitching retaining stars to shield have some breaks, but stitches are over 90% intact. Two recent eyelets and a wire have been added to reverse to display. 51538-2

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EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN MADE COLONIAL-REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITARY AMERICAN FOWLER FITTED FOR BAYONET, DATED 1773, BY THOMAS EARLE WHO MADE A CUSTOM FOWLER FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

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Description: Please Note (1/26/2017): There is a typographical error in the second to the last sentence of the description, sentence should read: "This was repaired with square nails during the gun's working life". This rare and aesthetically pleasing American Revolutionary War era arm was presented quite accurately by earlier collector Professor Charles Thayer, University of Pennsylvania: "Perhaps the most famous New England arms maker of the Colonial-Rev. Period, Thomas Earle was personally commissioned by George Washington to make a custom fowler for the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. This is the subject of a detailed article in Man at Arms (Dec., 1997, v. 19, no. 6, p 19-29). The present offering is a rare opportunity to acquire a signed Earle fowler. There are only about half-a-dozen authentic examples known, and most of these are locked up in major collections and museums. Other New England fowlers use French components, but this one, like others by Earle, is 100% American. It is dated 1773 on its silver escutcheon, just two years before Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. British officers credited their American adversaries with effective long-range sniping using long fowlers like this one. Its military usage is obvious from the fact that it was altered to accept a bayonet, which accompanies it. This gun is a classic example of the "Worcester County" school, with its slender, graceful stock of cherry and typical "cloud"-form side-plate (See Tom Grinsdale's book Flintlock Fowlers, pg. 60-65). George Washington had an extensive collection of personal arms; most were ordered from London. Clearly, the Commander-in-Chief considered Earle to be their equal. Washington's Earle fowler has vanished. Of the handful that remain, this is the only one that is dated and the only one adapted to a bayonet. About half of the surviving Earle's guns are stylistically of the 1780's or so, too late for the momentous events of 1775. This gun has seen a great deal of honest wear, consistent with combat use. For example, the mainspring once slipped off the tumbler and split the wood under the rear of the lock. This was repaired with square nails during the gun's working like. Like an old veteran, this gun wears its wounds with pride!" CONDITION: Old cracks restored as noted above. Brass and silver heavily worn from use such that details are light. Initials and date on thumbplate are barely discernible, but present. Wood overall has a hand worn patina. Only recent restoration noted is inset wood forward and under lock. Extremely rare, original American bayonet has matching patina beneath bayonet accoutrements and has been with gun a very long time as metal on barrel retains much of its original surface. Other metal surfaces of barrel and lock are overall brown/grey with pitting, especially around breech. 51268-1

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HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1835 DOME TOP TRUNK OWNED BY ETHAN ALLEN II (1787-1855).

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Description: Ethan Allen II was the son of the legendary American Revolutionary War leader from Vermont, Ethan Allen and his second wife Frances Buchanan Allen. This chest is pictured in a 1959 Albany Times Union newspaper article titled "Ethan Allen Festival" featuring items descended from the Allen Family. A copy of that article will accompany this lot. The unique and rare chest is covered in hide, with overall brass tack decoration and the dome lid opening to an open storage well. The lid decorated with three diamond shapes above and centering the initials "EA". The front of the trunk mounted with iron lock plate above the date 1835 in brass tacks within a tacked border. SIZE: 13" t x 18" l x 12" d. PROVENANCE: Ex collection of Joan L. Thayer. CONDITION: Trunk remains structurally sound. The hide cover brittle and with signs of deterioration, notably with significant splits on top and proper left side. Absence of multiple tacks most notably on edges and ends of trunk. Otherwise good. 50990-2

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EXTREMELY RARE LOCK OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HAIR.

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Description: Samples of George Washington's hair have been sold numerous times in the past, but we have not seen an example with as good an inked tag displayed explaining the history and provenance. "THE ABOVE IS THE HAIR OF GENERAL WASHINGTON PRESENTED TO MRS. CHARLES ILLIUS BY JAMES A. HAMILTON, SON OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, SEPTEMBER 17, 1870, AND GIVEN TO ANNE H. WHARTON BY HER AUNT, MRS. BUJAC PRESENTED TO DR. ROLAND G. CURTIN BY ANNE H WHARTON DECEMBER 24:1910". Collecting hair samples was quite popular in the 18th and 19th century and John Reznikoff has a wonderful resource to explore at his University Archives website. Interested parties should read the wild ranges that historic hair samples have sold for. SIZE: Bundle of six hairs about 4" long. CONDITION: Very good as framed, not disassembled. The bundle of hair is folded and tied with silk string with small wax seal such as was the custom in displaying 18th-19th century hair. 51238-1

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EXTREMELY RARE COPY OF

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Description: [FLORIDA TERRITORY] Journal of the Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates to form a Constitution for the People of Florida, held at St. Joseph, December 1838 bound with Constitution, or Form of Government for the People of Florida. St. Joseph: printed at the "Times" office, 1839. First edition. Original three-quarter leather, gilted edge spine markings over blue boards with ink inscription on cover "For the Use of the President of the Senate / Executive Office". Inside front board has large presentation in pencil "G W MacRae to S R Mallory, 1845". George W. MacRae was President of the Florida Territorial Senate. Stephen R. Mallory was the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida at the time of Florida statehood in 1845 when book was presented. Mallory, of course, went on to be Senator from Florida from 1850 until secession in 1861 and was soon appointed Confederate Secretary of the Navy. First edition of the first constitution of Florida, present here with the proceedings of the convention that took place in December 1838 in the Panhandle town of St. Joseph. An extremely rare work, only two copies have been sold at auction that we can find and only 12 copies found in institutions. Parke-Bernet auction sold copy from the Eberstadt Collection, 1967, and most recently a trimmed copy sold at Doyle's April 15, 2015 as Lot 94 for $12,500 including commission. Here's an opportunity to find an ultra rare early Florida imprint not listed in Howe's, Sabin #24870. SIZE: 9-7/8" x 6-3/8", 120; Constitution 20 pp. PROVENANCE: Direct descent from Stephen R. Mallory. CONDITION: Bindings worn with leather corners mostly gone, end-papers are original, foxed and damp-stained, especially dark on the first and last pages. Boards are sound and solid with some warpage, scuffing and staining as can be seen in photos. 51416-3

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BOOK WITH THE SIGNATURE OF JOHN ADAMS.

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Description: Waterhouse, Benjamin. BOTANIST THE BOTANICAL PART OF A COURSE OF LECTURES. Boston: Buckingham, 1811. 8vo in beautiful full Morocco with ornate spine label and decorations. On the front free fly is found "John Adams" (John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 _ July 4, 1826) was an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797_1801) and the first Vice President (1789_97)). On the front paste down is found "E.C. Adams/Quincy" (Daughter of John Adams, second President of the United States) and an additional later ink inscription "Annie F.H. Boyd / From Elizabeth ?. Adams Quincy, May 17th 1901" Complete in 263 pp includes the appendix and errata. Accompanying the bookis a trifold piece of paper with period inscription "John Quincy's book 1777." NOTE: This book is probably from John Adams' personal library see James D Julia lot 2173, August 2008 auction of a set from the same library and same consignor which brought $57,500. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930's by the consignor's family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Wrinkle to fff and the most minor of foxing. Unusual and attractive midnight blue and white end papers. A most desirable copy. 51412-94

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BOOK, PAMPHLET AND NEWSPAPER WITH THE SIGNATURES OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

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Description: Adams, John Quincy. 1) Cambridge: Hilliard, 1810. LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY. 8vo in blue boards. "Thomas B. Adams Jun'r / from his affectionate Uncle / J.Q. Adams". (Thomas Boylston Adams (September 15, 1772 _ March 13, 1832) was the third and youngest son of John and Abigail (Smith) Adams.) VOL. II only. 2) THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY newspaper. Worcester, July 31, 1822 no. 23, Vol. LI. Folio in two leaves. Penned inscription to top edge "J.Q. Adams to Jonathan Russell" (Jonathan Russell (February 27, 1771 _ February 17, 1832) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and diplomat). Note: Fourth column article "Mr. Adams' Rejoinder to Mr. Russell", also down the vertical margin is found the name Lovett? Peters ESQ. In very presentable condition for a newspaper of the period. 3) "Little Journeys" small booklet on John Quincy Adams, June 1898 by Elbert Hubbard. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930's by the consignor's family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams); Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: 1) Tight and sound with only minor wear. 2) Generally intact with some toning ans stains. #) Some toning, very good 51412-93

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FRAMED, SIGNED, JOHN HANCOCK COMMISSIONED DOCUMENT.

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Description: The printed document for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which has areas that are filled in with script pen. It commissions James Thomas Gentleman appointment for Ensign in the 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, in the counties of York and Cumberland. Dated 14th July 1792?. It is signed by John Avery and also John Hancock. Housed in a simple wood frame behind glass. SIZE: Sight 12" x 14". Overall 14" x 16". PROVENANCE: Maralyn Young estate, Arundel/Falmouth Maine, being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Stained, toned with fold marks and splits, the Hancock signature has loss of paper which eliminates some of the signature. 51412-41

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PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION.

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Description: PLEASE NOTE: This lot will not be available for bidding online due to last minute changes to the description. If you are still interested in bidding on this item, please call our office as soon as possible at (207) 453-7125. Please Note (2/9/2017): A knowledgeable collector notified us that this signature was almost a perfect match with a signature in a letter that Einstein signed related to fundraising for studying the implications of atomic energy to society. When we researched this further, we found that a special rubber stamp was made to sign his signature for this letter. We do not guarantee this as a handwritten signature by Einstein. CLIPPED ALBERT EINSTEIN AUTOGRAPH. Clipped from a typed letter with remainder reading "Faithfully Yours, Albert Einstein" all in type. Centered with a blue penned signature "A. Einstein". The clip was found in an envelope which has some age from Brookline, MA and is inscribed "Einstein signature in __ for a contribution to his medical school". SIZE: 1-1/2" x 4-1/2". CONDITION: Very good, nice & bold. 51437-45

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MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION AFRICAN BLACK RHINO HORN TAKEN ON HUNT WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT, SOUTH AFRICA, 1907.

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Description: Well patinaed trophy with 1" inscribed, fitted silver ferrule with engraved inscription "PRESENTED TO / FREDERICK TOWNSEND MARTIN / BY AMBROSE J. LAMBERT / WHO SHOT THE RHINOCEROS / ACCOMPANYING COLONEL ROOSEVELT / ON HIS TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA. / 1907". This is a rare "certifiable antique" African Black Rhino horn. Both the recipient and the presenter were journalists and writers who accompanied Roosevelt on several of his world wide adventures. Correspondence between Lambert and Roosevelt is found in several university archives. SIZE: 14-1/2" (36.8cm) h with 1" silver ferrule. 4-3/8" (11.1cm) w x 15" (38cm) circumference at base. Special Note: This item contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good, "as found". Longitudinal hairline cracks in outer surface and cracks in base. The original presentation band is loose and one newer nail has stabilized silver plated band right above tiny engraved makers mark "J.C. VICKERY 179, 181, 183 REGENT ST". James Collard Vickery can be found at this address in London from 1890 to about 1910. Originally, there was about an eighth inch base that would have hidden the base of horn, but has been lost for a long time as it is well patinaed and remnants of a red cloth are still present with signs of old glue. 51338-2 ESA

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RARE 30-STAR MEDALLION AMERICAN FLAG WITH LARGE CENTRAL HALOED STAR, COMMEMORATING WISCONSIN, 1848-1851.

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Description: Double wreath of dancing stars surrounding a large haloed star with four oversized corner stars, printed linen, heavily soiled and stained but rare flag still presents beautifully in its archival frame. This is a very rare pattern with few examples extant. SIZE: Flag: 21-1/2" x 14-3/4". Frame: 29-3/4" x 23-3/4". PROVENANCE: Estate Sale, Dayton, Ohio, 2004 (owned by 4th Ohio solider, said buried at the Dayton Soldier's Home); Heritage Sword Company, Fairfield, Ohio, 2008; The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag appears fully intact with a few small tears, small holes, heavily soiled and stained as can be seen in photos. 51371-5

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RARE 31-STAR MEDALLION FLAG COMMEMORATING CALIFORNIA, 1851-1858.

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Description: Printed muslin, double wreath of dancing stars surrounding large haloed star. Beautiful color and aesthetics. SIZE: Flag: 35" x 22-1/2". Frame: 37-1/2" x 25-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, with some reductions to hoist. Several small holes. Red has turned a very pleasing orange; water staining. Presents beautifully as framed. 51371-6

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EXTREMELY RARE 32-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING MINNESOTA, 1858-1859.

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Description: Printed muslin. This flag was official for only one year and many people were anticipating Oregon well in advance of it becoming an official state, so few 32-star flags are found. This is an excellent example with hand sewn hoist and hand sewn canton. About 5" of the fly have been folded and sewn to make the dimensions closer to acceptance in the late 19th century where this flag would originally would have had a 2-1 ratio, which was typical in the late 1850s. SIZE: Flag: 24" x 41". Frame: 47" x 29-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Very good as archivally framed, scattered insect holes as can be seen in photos. Bottom hand-whipped eyelet is torn, top eyelet still retains its tied cord attachment. Good colors. 51371-7

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WHIMSICAL CIVIL WAR HOMEMADE FLAG WITH 33-STAR AND 35-STAR CANTONS.

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Description: Most unusual flag where the finished side has 33 stars and the reverse has 35 stars. There do not appear to be any stars missing, so it is a bit intriguing. Stars are double applique, but none of the stars mimic locations on opposite side, which most professional seamstresses would have done. Flag is a mix of materials, at least two different red buntings, blue bunting and blue twill, white stripes are cotton with repairs made in a soft white apparent wool blend. Flag is all hand sewn with several different threads which appear to be a mix of 2 and 3 ply S-twist threads commonly seen during the Civil War. Flag has seen use and has later repairs, but even those all appear to be done with thread contemporary to the War. Flag has a patchwork, folky appearance. We are sure flag was longer at one time but has had several repairs including a 1-1/2" fly edging made from two different pieces of red fabric used to make other repairs on flag. SIZE: 33-1/2" on hoist x about 52" on fly. CONDITION: Flag is intact as contemporarily repaired with additional restoration by consignor (See conserved photo). Ten or eleven stars on each side have been dyed or painted black at one time, possibly representing the seceding Confederate states. And there are other exclusionary flags known, though most just remove the Confederate states. Regardless, this is one strange flag and if it could only talk. 51538-5

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WONDERFUL AND RARE 34 STAR AMERICAN BIBLE FLAG.

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Description: This little gem is totally hand sewn of silk. It has 34 whimsical gold embroidered stars that are double applique and scattered about the Union with no apparent design. Note that Confederate Bible flags are not uncommon and many were made by sweethearts and mothers and sent along through the Bible to their loved ones, but much rarer are the Union counterparts. As a matter of fact, this is the first Union Civil War Bible flag this cataloger has ever encountered in a public venue. SIZE: 11-1/2" on the fly and just 7-1/4" on hoist. PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: This flag has beautiful aesthetics and color showing great skill of the seamstress who made it. With the fragility of silk it is fortunate that the seamstress sewed a multicolored edging around its entire border. There are numerous small cracks, but few reductions other than about 1/2" piece missing from second red stripe. Central crack where folded, but flag could be mounted and displayed easily. 51538-3

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LARGE HALOED STAR, DOUBLE WREATH CIVIL WAR 34-STAR AMERICAN FLAG COMMEMORATING KANSAS, 1861-1863.

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Description: This is a very rare large parade flag that would have been in use near the beginning of the Civil War. Nail holes can still be seen from where it was attached. This fine flag has great aesthetics and was used. Printed on linen, canton has 2-1/4" haloed star with thirty-three 7/8" stars surrounding in two circular wreaths and stars in quadrant. This popular pattern is occasionally found among Civil War soldiers' effects. SIZE: Flag: 16" x 10". Frame: 21-1/2" x 15-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Timothy Gallagher Collection. CONDITION: Flag is complete with fraying along edges, with soiling and staining, especially at fly end. Red has changed to a very pleasant red-orange. 51371-8

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CIVIL WAR 34-STAR CAMP COLOR.

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Description: This particular flag known as a "Camp Color," is one of the smallest official Union Army flags used during the Civil war. General Order 4, January 18, 1862 prescribed camp colors. It was used to identify the Union Company's encampment, often positioned outside the commander's tent. The pattern of stars and design found on Camp Color flags vary, and although they were generally made under Government contract, individual manufacturers frequently put their personal mark on the flags during construction. Flag in typical dimension found on identified camp colors. Printed on polished loose weave single ply bunting. The 34 printed stars are arranged in five horizontal rows with seven stars in each of the upper two and bottom two rows while the indented middle row includes six stars. Along the edge of the fly the wool is rolled and lock stitched. The 3/4" hoist is machine sewn linen. Traces of pin marks suggesting it was possibly tacked to a staff. Although this Camp Color flag differs from flags using 2"- 4" sleeves it was not unusual to find deviations in construction, even though they were under government contract the description furnished was vague which allowed for variations from the individual manufacturers. Camp colors are scarce; if you visit the State of New York Civil War flag site where many regimental flags are shown for the various units, it is noted that camp colors had low survival rates. SIZE: 18-1/2" x 24-1/2". PROVENANCE: Collection of Elizabeth Troiano. CONDITION: Very good overall. Scattered small holes, staining, linen hoist is cracked at edge. 51538-4

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RARE GROVER CLEVELAND PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG OF 1884 USING CIVIL WAR 35-STAR FLAG.

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Description: All cotton mix of hand and machine stitch, 35 double applique stars with 1" hoist. Hung vertically, flag exhibits 9" cotton panel with cutout letters with dark brown background; one side reading "CLEVELAND" the other side reading "CLEVELAND.HENDRICKS". Of course, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks won the election and were heavily supported by Civil War veterans. Possibly one such veteran took his Civil War 35-star flag and added the campaign names to his flag as the official flag for 1884 would not have been 35-stars which came in at 1863, but would have been a 38-star flag. Regardless of history, this is a pleasing and well preserved piece of American history. SIZE: 62" x 48". CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and staining. Lettering, which is made from cutout white cloth above brown polished cotton, has folded and is clumped in some areas, but could easily be tacked back into place, clearly showing all of the characters as none appear missing. 51115-1

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PAIR OF SILVER SPOONS BY PAUL REVERE (1734 - 1818).

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Description: The 5" pair of spoons, each engraved with a monogram on top of the handle and having Paul Revere's impressed mark on the underside with engraved "P" above each impressed mark. CONDITION: Small bends to top of handle, minor denting to one bowl. 51513-1

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