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American Revolution

The American Revolution was one of the most important battles of the modern world, during which the American colonies declared independence from British rule. The American Revolution was fought with mostly colonial militias, thus there exists a wide variety of uniforms, as well as unique weaponry and other historical artifacts.

In addition to American and British collectibles, antiques from French troops who aided the American cause and German Hessians fighting for the British are also in great demand.


Quick Facts

  • The Revolutionary war stacked two of the greatest muskets of all time against each other: the British Brown Bess, and the American Kentucky rifle
  • The Kentucky rifle’s moniker is actually a misnomer, as the guns came from Pennsylvania and were built mainly by former German gunsmiths
  • The bright colors of Revolutionary military uniforms allowed commanders to distinguish their troops from the enemy

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Rev. War Pay Order To Procure 30 Guns for the Use of the Colony
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War Pay Order To Procure 30 Guns for the Use of the Colony
by University Archives
Est: $500- $600
$5007 Bids
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Rev. War Invoice For Ammunition Made By A Former Prisoner of War
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War Invoice For Ammunition Made By A Former Prisoner of War
by University Archives
Est: $400- $500
$3255 Bids
3 EXAMPLES OF COLONIAL PAPER MONEY, 1
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
3 EXAMPLES OF COLONIAL PAPER MONEY, 1
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
1775 DATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA POWDER HORN.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
1775 DATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA POWDER HORN.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3001 Bid
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G. Washington's Atty Gen, Col. Wm. Bradford 1787 MDS
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
G. Washington's Atty Gen, Col. Wm. Bradford 1787 MDS
by University Archives
Est: $300- $400
$1001 Bid
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Rev. War Hiring of CT Soldier to Meet Town Quota 1781
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War Hiring of CT Soldier to Meet Town Quota 1781
by University Archives
Est: $400- $500
$1401 Bid
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Extraordinarily Rare Revolutionary War Powder Horn Used At Battle of Concord, Used By Minute Man Oliver Buttrick
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Extraordinarily Rare Revolutionary War Powder Horn Used At Battle of Concord, Used By Minute Man Oliver Buttrick
by University Archives
Est: $90,000- $100,000
$30,0001 Bid
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Rev. War 1777 Continental Army Recruits
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War 1777 Continental Army Recruits
by University Archives
Est: $800- $1,000
$3001 Bid
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA FRENCH MODEL 1777
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA FRENCH MODEL 1777
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER INSCRIBED
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER INSCRIBED
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO 1812 TURNED CANTEEN & CARVED
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO 1812 TURNED CANTEEN & CARVED
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
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Rev. War Sergeant's Commission & Discharge
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War Sergeant's Commission & Discharge
by University Archives
Est: $300- $400
$1000 Bids
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Rev. War Captain’s Widow Petitions for Aid Twice 1834
Nov 10, 10:30 AM EST
Rev. War Captain’s Widow Petitions for Aid Twice 1834
by University Archives
Est: $300- $400
$1000 Bids
JOHN JERVIS, 1ST EARL OF ST. VINCENT
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
JOHN JERVIS, 1ST EARL OF ST. VINCENT
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $140- $200
$700 Bids
Nice 18th-19th C. Scrimshaw Powder Horn ~ English or American ~ Possibly Revolution era.
Nov 13, 10:00 AM CST
Nice 18th-19th C. Scrimshaw Powder Horn ~ English or American ~ Possibly Revolution era.
by Sofe Design Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Mercy Otis Warren, Revolutionary Propagandist, ALS
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Mercy Otis Warren, Revolutionary Propagandist, ALS
by Alex Cooper
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, DS, 1793
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, DS, 1793
by Alex Cooper
Est: $250- $500
$1250 Bids
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS, 1793
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS, 1793
by Alex Cooper
Est: $250- $500
$1250 Bids
Col. Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Col. Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS
by Alex Cooper
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS, 1795
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Walter Stewart, Revolutionary Officer, ALS, 1795
by Alex Cooper
Est: $150- $200
$800 Bids
Brig. Gen. J. Varnum, Revolutionary Officer, ALS
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Brig. Gen. J. Varnum, Revolutionary Officer, ALS
by Alex Cooper
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
American Revolutionary Period Eagle-Head Sabre
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
American Revolutionary Period Eagle-Head Sabre
by Alex Cooper
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
"Hadley's Quadrant," Unknown English Maker
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
"Hadley's Quadrant," Unknown English Maker
by Alex Cooper
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids

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Alex Cooper

University Archives

University Archives

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Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC