1880 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle
My great grand uncle had purchased this coin back in the 1930s. It has since been passed to me. I am downsizing and selling this coin. This is a beautiful coin and I hate to part with it for it's family history.
This Gold Liberty will make an excellent addition to any collection.
Category: Gold Coins; Liberty Head $5; Type 2, With Motto
Country: The United States of America
Diameter: 21.65 millimeters
Weight: 8.24 grams
Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Morgan Silver Dollars - Group of Five - "O" Mint
Morgan Silver Dollars - Group of Five
King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom
This medal was awarded to my grandfather, Raymond F. Stevens, who worked to raise money for the cause. The King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom is a British medal instituted by King George VI on 23 August 1945. It was to recognize civilian foreign nationals, mainly of allied countries, who had given meritorious service to further the interests of the British Commonwealth or the Allied cause during World War II. The medal was awarded 2,539 times. Those who helped British military personnel to escape the enemy and escape from occupied areas or for other dangerous work for the British or Allied cause during the war were eligible for the King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom.Awarded for meritorious service in furtherance of the interests of the British Commonwealth in the allied cause.”
The BONHAMS photo is an actual screen capture from their website of a CLOSED auction. The winning bidder paid $417 for this medal. I have seen this medal in much worse condition selling for $400 and as high as $800US.
The medal you are bidding on here is in much better condition with it's original case and ribbon.
Condition: Scarce. Very Good to Excellent condition. Extremely Fine.
This medal belonged to my grandfather Raymond F. Stevens, who worked to raise money for the cause.
The King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom is a British medal instituted by King George VI on 23 August 1945. It was to recognize civilian foreign nationals, mainly of allied countries, who had given meritorious service to further the interests of the British Commonwealth or the Allied cause during World War II.
The medal was awarded 2,539 times. Those who helped British military personnel to escape the enemy and escape from occupied areas or for other dangerous work for the British or Allied cause during the war were eligible for the King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom.
Awarded for meritorious service in furtherance of the interests of the British Commonwealth in the allied cause.
Campaign(s): World War II
Description: Silver disk, 36mm diameter.
Established: 23 August 1945
Total awarded: 2539
This medal was instituted in August 1945 for civilian service to the Allied cause. Only foreign nationals were eligible. My grandfather was a LT in the NYS Guard and was instrumental in raising funds for the British War Relief Society in the USA. Reccomendations for this award were normally made via the Foreign Office.
1889 $1 Morgan Silver Dollar HIGH GRADE
This cased coin is in what I would consider very good to excellent condition. I cannot determine if this is an uncirculated coin or not. There is no mint mark on this coin. There is a small crack in the case that you can see in some of the photos.
1922 Peace Dollar, Sought After Key Date First Year Issue!
This coveted coin is one of the TOP FIVE "Must Haves" for any passionate collector of popular Peace Dollars. Although this coin as shown is well-circulated, it has an easily readable date and the starting price to give more bidders a chance to own it. Please look over the pictures carefully and you decide for yourself the true grade of this coin. Asking $50.00
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Various Coins From the Distant Past
Some different coins of various currencies and dates. Call to discuss viewing them with a collector.
1880s Antique Bed Frame
Ceramic Romaneque Lamp
Please call Tim at 704-500-1834 to arrange to see this item.
Please call Tim at 704-500-1834 to arrange to see this item.
Major-General William T. Sherman
This is a very rare print. So rare in fact that I cannot find any references on this anywhere. There is a similar print out there but this is something completely different. Below left of Sherman are the words "Photo by Anthony. I cannot find any references to this person. There are "photos" by Anthony but I have not found ANY engraving prints with this. There are MANY photos of Sherman but this one seems to be unique and I have yet to find this particular pose or print anywhere.
The family story of this print: My great grandmother's Uncle, Adolphus Werdein was with the 107th NYV regiment, Company "I". He fought three hard years. He was a master Sergeant with the company. Upon the regiments muster out all the men were given this print, along with many other items in thanks for their dedicated service.
107th REGIMENT INFANTRY - CAMPBELL GUARDS.
Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in August 13, 1862. Left the state for Washington, D. C. Attached to Whipple’s Command, Defenses of Washington, D. C., to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corp, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE - Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Maryland Heights September 22-October 29. Picket duty at Blackford’s Ford and Sharpsburg til December. March to Fredricksburg, Va., December 12-16. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House till April 27. Chancellorsville May 105. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June - July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Warrenton Junction July 5-26. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guarding Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard’s Roost Gap May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gigal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10.
Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Robertsville, S. C., January 29. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Moccasin Swamp April 10. Bennett’s House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 5, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 87 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 222.
There were some fascinating stories about the 107th. I have the entire history posted here: http://www.caltim.com/107th/index.htmwww.caltim.com/107th/index.htm
Do not ask me how much for this item. It is rare from what I can and can't find. It needs to be looked at by high end expert. The frame is original from 1864. I have searched high and low and cannot find Sherman anywhere in this pose. He seems to be one of the most "photographed" people of that time.
About the Engraver
Alexander Hay Ritchie (1822–1895) was an artist and engraver. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied in the UK under Sir William Allan, before moving to New York in 1841. He specialised in mezzotints.
A small snippet from the THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE 107th By Capt. H. G. Brigham
July 22nd, was the battle of Atlanta. Here the Rebels charged our lines and were repulsed. This is where McPherson fell. He was to us what Stonewall Jackson was to the Rebels.
Here we lay besieging the city, getting more and more affectionate, and nearer and dearer to them, until we are in their works, under the mammoth forts. Here we go on and off picket in the still night, as it is not healthy to move around too much in the day-time. In consequence we lay there in the trenches on our sides, during rain, mud, and shine, not allowing our heads higher than our works, the top of which are made of emptied cartridge boxes filled with sand, and placed so as to permit a port view. We arranged them so as to prevent the enemy from running their guns out of their embrasures on us; and from this position we made it unhealthy for their cannoneers. Here in our main works we had a grand show at evening. Every five minutes we would give them a shell from our siege pieces. Then our bands played our National airs, and alternately they played theirs. The works of each army were close together. This was a play to which none had tickets except the soldiers; and they all had front seats.
September 2nd, Atlanta was evacuated, and the One hundred and seventh were among the first to enter, for which they are given the position of honor in the city, that of guard duty, which to us was our first soft snap. It was here we had our club rooms, containing two billiard tables with about half a yard of cloth gone from each. The balls were three-quarters chipped. We used rake handles for cues, with leather nailed on the ends; and before we left the club at night we were generally left-handed, near-sighted, and cross-eyed.
Before leaving here we leveled the round-house, freight depot, and tore up all the track in the city, as a military necessity. November the 16th, at 6 o’clock a. m., we were up in line and commenced "The march to the sea." At our last view of the city, its flames were flaunting in the air, an act which I shall always consider radically wrong, and that it was not by order of General Sherman. We first marched through Decatur and thence to Milledgeville, Ga., where the old flag of the One hundred and seventh floated over its capitol, placed there by its bearer, Sergeant Helms. Here we find a great library, ordnance stores, and State treasury. Each soldier became a statesman or a bloated bondholder. There were none but what became possessed of from $100,000 to $1,000,000, and soon made it good by signing the name of the Governor of Georgia to it. It was here we organized the mock legislature of the Georgia Confederacy, in a few hours after the other one had left. General Kilpatrick was elected Speaker of the House. Each member assembled with the following equipment: A flint-lock horse pistol, a sabre made from a scythe, Confederate money with "millions in it" for defence, and a jug of whiskey. The objectionable bills were confronted with a sabre or pistol; money was offered freely to pass them; those which passed went through only when the jug passed. Had the Confederates known our condition that night they could have easily taken us in, as we were too tired when through to offer resistance.
Left Milledgeville on the 24th and started upon a "tear" up the railroads. We crosspiled, set fire to, and heated the rails, and gave each a "gain twist." Many a tree there, if not cut down, is in the embrace of an iron rail, which we entwined when hot. We followed that avocation for quite a distance at intervals. From thence we marched to Sandersville, where we had a brush. You recollect the Confederate there who stood on the church steps, firing on our skirmishers until he was pierced by a bullet and killed, in which act no doubt he thought he had done his conscientious duty.
Again we march on, tearing up railroads, and cross the Ogeechee River. December 3rd, we arrived at Millen Prison. From here I had two companies and some wagons with which I started north six miles for forage. Arriving at a plantation, I asked the lady of the house if she would be kind enough to get dinner for myself and three or four other officers. Her reply was that she would see us dead first. I told her we were not fit subjects to die as we were not prepared, and that I proposed to pay her for it. It mattered not to her; her happiness would have been our death. A little later on she learned we were New York troops, and as she was born and raised in our vicinity she sent for us and said we could have dinner, as she wanted to know something of her Northern friends. The dinner was fairly good, as it was gotten up by Calico (colored). After dinner the boys loaded up the wagons with hams and sweet potatoes, and then we started.
Now, comrades, we shall never all meet on this side again. But when the last bugle calls, I hope we may find the advance guard happily encamped, the blue with the gray, and all singing praises to God and the Star Spangled Banner. Capt. H. G. Brigham
Vintage Game Table and Chairs
Beautiful Overhead Kitchen Light Rack
Genuine Mahogany Game Table and chairs from "The Williamsburg Galleries." In very good condition. Asking $185.00
This is in like new condition. Never been mounted or used. Asking $125.00