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General Robert E. Lee Hair Display

A strand of General Robert E. Lee's hair in a very handsome historical display. The hair's provenance came from a small lock given to Laura Thomas on April 19th, 1869, by General Lee himself [a copy of the note is provided in the certificate of authenticity] and was separated by noted antiquarian Charles Hamilton in 1992. This 8 x 10 display includes a copy photograph of Lee in his Confederate uniform taken by Mathew Brady, at Lee's East Franklin Street home, in Richmond, Va., in 1865. The strand of hair is housed within a small magnified box for better...  

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1837 Hard Times Token, Substitute For Shin Plasters

HT-66. The obverse has a vignette of the phoenix rising from the flames with the date Nov'r 1837. "Substitute For Shin Plasters" is printed around the edges. The flames symbolize that the only use for paper money, "shin plasters," was for it to be burned. The rising of the phoenix was meant to symbolizes the resumption of specie payments. The reverse side of the token has a wreath design with the date "May Tenth 1837." The slogan "Specie Payments Suspended" is printed around the edges. Very fine.  

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1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, General George B. McClellan

Bust of General George B. McClellan in uniform on the obverse with his name above and the year 1863 below, with Army & Navy within wreath on the reverse and crossed sabers at the bottom. Fine.  

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Thomas Porter Slave Merchant Button

Thomas Porter slave button. 3/4 inches in diameter with "T.Porter" on the face. Excavated example with shank. This button dates from the early 1800's and is a relic from the slavery trade era. It was manufactured for the slave trader Thomas Porter who sold slaves in the Caribbean area during the turn of the 19th Century. This button originated in Antigua, British West Indies and was produced in London. The name Porter may have been an Anglo version of Porteous as there was a French family who ran slave ships during that era. These buttons were...  

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Civil War Era Brass Medical Bleeder

Antique 19th century fleam which was a bloodletting medical device. The brass case contains three foldable hinged steel blades. When closed the brass case or handle measures 3 1/2 inches in length. When the blades are fully opened the device measures about 6 1/2 inches in length. All three blades are stamped with the makers name which I can't make out. Very fine.  

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Slave Merchant Button

Thomas Porter slave button. 3/4 inches in diameter with the initials "T.P." on the face. Excavated example. This button dates from the early 1800's and is a relic from the slavery trade era. It was manufactured for the slave trader Thomas Porter who sold slaves in the Caribbean area during the turn of the 19th Century. This button originated in Antigua, British West Indies and was produced in London. The name Porter may have been an Anglo version of Porteous as there was a French family who ran slave ships during that era. These buttons were...  

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United States 3 Cents Piece

Silver coin with the Roman numeral III with stars around the edges and an olive branch above and a bundle of 3 arrows beneath is on one side, and on the opposite side is a six pointed star with an American shield inside of it and United States of America around the edges. The year, which is at the bottom center, has faded. It looks to me like it might be 1857. Very good.

Footnote: This was the smallest of United States silver coins, called the "trime" by the Treasury Department, and it was authorized by Congress, on March 3, 1851.  

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1851 United States 3 Cents Piece

Large star with an American shield inside of it and United States of America and the year 1851 on one side, with the Roman numeral III and stars around the edges on the opposite side. Extra fine.
 

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1910 Manual, Ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic

4 1/2 x 6 3/4, with blue cloth covers and gold embossed title "Ritual" on the front cover, 32 pages, illustrated. Ritual Of The Grand Army of the Republic, with illustration of a G.A.R. membership badge on the title page. Headquarters Grand Army Of The Republic, Minneapolis, Minn., February 1, 1910. Includes approval order from Samuel H. Vansant, Commander-in-Chief, illustration of a "Plan Of Post Room," Instructions to Post Commanders, General Notes, Order of Business, Abbreviations, Key to Cipher, The Opening Ceremonies, Muster In,...  

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John Brown Hair Display

The famous abolitionist who was executed for his raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859

(1800-59) John Brown was a white abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. that ended with his capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by...  

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1897 One Cent Piece

Indian with headdress, United States of America, and the year 1897 on the obverse. One Cent within wreath with American shield on the reverse. Fine.  

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Token, General Andrew Jackson

Bust view of General Andrew Jackson in uniform with the slogan, "For Our Country Common Cause" on the obverse. Motto, "Now And For Ever" on the reverse. Very fine.

Andrew Jackson served as the 7th President of the United States, 1829-37.  

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