Jesse James pocket pistol, Cisco Kid items headline SoldUSA.com auction An estimated 2,000 quality lots of rare and vintage firearms, militaria, ammunition, Civil War memorabilia, personality items, Winchesters and more are all in an auction now online at SoldUSA.com.
framed Abraham Lincoln 1860 campaign photo print from the original negative, produced in 1956 by the Herbert Goring Studio. The photo print, measuring 10 ½ inches wide by 13 ½ inches tall, is in perfect condition and has been professionally matted and framed under glass (with UV protection). The frame has a ¼-inch ding on the bottom front side.
Also from the Civil War era is a French import Model 1850 foot officer’s sword and scabbard made by Klingenthal, with a 28 ½ inch acid etched blade. The sword features a fancy cast brass guard with D-shaped knuckle guard and a brass mounted steel scabbard in very nice shape. It’s a great example of a sword that was carried into battle by Civil War Infantry officers.
Another sword of note is an outstanding presentation sword and scabbard made by E.A. Armstrong (Detroit, Mich.). The GAR Model 1860 staff and field officer’s presentation sword – having a 30-inch straight blade that is ¾ inch wide at the hilt and tapers to a point at the end, with a diamond cross section – is engraved “to D.G. Nesbit, 1895,” and is in outstanding shape.
Ammo boxes are a staple at SoldUSA.com, and this sale’s got some nice ones, like the original, unopened, 50-count, two-piece, fully sealed box of Winchester Model 1873 .44 caliber cartridges. The box top has the correct green label, and graphics include a rifle illustration, the Winchester guarantee and a cartridge illustration. The top and bottom show standard shelf wear.
Powder flasks are also highly collectible, and this auction is featuring an antique eagle pistol powder flask (circa 1860s-1870s), 4 ¾ inches long, double-sided and all-original. The small size flask would have been for .31 or .36 caliber pistols and revolvers. Both sides show a patriotic eagle with a shield over two crossed pistols and with 13 stars spread around an eagle.
Axes, hatchets and knives round out the list of expected top lot categories. Among these is a rare and vintage Marble’s Safety Axe (#2P), with swivel spring-loaded pick head. The never-used axe is 11 inches overall, with a 3 ¾ inch axe head and 2 ½ inch blade. It has the lead-lined safety guard, which is marked ‘Marble Safety Axe Company, Gladstone, Mich., USA, Pat.1898.’
Also for sale is a rare, vintage Tomahawk hatchet and knife combination with leather sheath (circa 1930, produced in Clinton, Mass.). It is considered to be the most desirable sporting hatchet and knife set by collectors. The 11 ¼ inch long Tomahawk metal hatchet is a copy of the Marble’s Safety Axe, minus the blade guard. Included is the hatchet’s rare brown leather sheath.
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