Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a Military, Swords, Guns and Regina Music Players Auction at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday November 24, 2013 at 11:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am.
Included in this auction is a large collection of items which descended in the family of Henry B. Morse, a Lieutenant Colonel in the 114th Regiment of New York State Volunteers during the Civil War*. All of the items in this auction are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.
Photos of selected items are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery
consisting of Henry Morse's frock coat as a Lt. Colonel, shoulder straps as a Major and 1851 officer’s belt plate. Also included are letters from New York State to enroll volunteers for the Civil War; Morse's Commission as a Major; his Commission as a Lt. Colonel; his Commission as a Brevet Brigadier General signed by President Johnson and Secretary of War Stanton.
Morse Artifacts To Be Sold Separately
: presentation sword, dated August 1, 1862 to Major H.B. Morse from his friends in Eaton, NY; Harper's Ferry Model 1805 pistol, dated 1807, in excellent condition; small size Deringer / Philadela (only 1”R”); Colt Model 1860 Army Serial #76209.
: Letter about battle of Winchester, VA; Group of 68 Letters from Alfred A. Morse, Henry Morse's brother. He was wounded in Virginia, had his leg amputated and eventually died from his wound; Group includes Memoriam Booklet, carte-de-visite of Alfred. Group of more than 34 letters from Henry Morse to his mother and other family members, including correspondence about being a judge in Arkansas.
Guns and Swords:
Militia bayonet scabbard and cartridge box, pre-Civil War; Model 1842 H. Aston Percussion Pistol; Brown Bess Bayonet; NYS Militia flintlock musket signed I.& H. Meacham, Albany NY; percussion musket by Warren & Steele, Albany NY; Model 1842 Springfield Musket, stamped U.S. 1854; Buck & Ball rifle/shotgun signed W. Ogden Owego NY; 2 shotguns; M1 Winchester Carbine Sporterized; Iver Johnson 38 pistol; Civil War Calvary sword D.J. Millard, Clayville, NY; French broad sword; G. Bauman sword with lion on guard; Knights of Pythia fraternal sword; contemporary black powder rifle. German
: 150 badges and tinnies from WWII; German helmet; 17th Panzer arm band.
Columbia (Regina) Grafonola Deluxe, mahogany with carved lions and 39 15.25" tin records; upright Regina Oak Eastlake style 6'8" high with 5-cent slot and 18 15.25" tin disks; 2 lots of 10 Each 15.25" tin disks; mahogany Victrola Table Model VV–IX.
An early wooden brace; Bailey-Stanley planes #3, 5 & 8; wood plow plane; 2 surveyor's levels; W. & L. E. Gurley 411876 and B. L. Makepeace LOXO #3005; General Jones Doctor's Scale; Fairbanks brass scale.
, including a Shaker style rocker, a cherry and curly maple jelly cupboard, 3 walnut Eastlake bookcases, 8 maple ladder back chairs with rush seats, a dovetailed blanket chest, and an oak buffet with mirror; Furnishings
, including a Loetz Art Glass vase with Sterling Silver overlay, a 16" American burl bowl, a hanging slag glass dome lighting fixture, a reverse painted lamp, a set of American painted China, a pair of carriage lamps, a Gone with the Wind
lamp, log cabin finger lamps, 2 pieces of Majolica, a cigar humidor, 5 quilts, and cut glass; Clocks
, including a Seth Thomas Ogee clock, a Seth Thomas Adamantine clock, an outstanding Raingo Fres, Louis XIV Clock, 24.5“ H x 14.5" D, 3 school house clocks, a Waterbury French Style clock with 2 candlesticks, and a mission mantel clock; Safes
, including a brass National Cash Register 313 Special Edition 3170, and a Meilinks safe; Toys & Dolls
, including a mule-in-barn mechanical bank, 2 Armand Marseille
dolls, Dolly Dimple and 985 as well as a 16" tin head doll; and Artwork
, including a Daguerreotype and 2 gutta percha cases, a tonalist landscape signed Albert Duvannes 1881-1962, an early pin prick water color, a seascape signed Wyik ?, a winter scene by Butterlin, and several other oils and prints.
Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure
(PDF). A descriptive list
of the Morse Collection and a description of the lots
in the auction are also available (PDFs).
Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform
. Bidders must be pre-registered.
First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120
Buyers of firearms not exempt from Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements will be charged a $10 fee for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search if they don't hold a current FFL. Pre-1892 firearms and those determined to be parts or relics do not require an ATF search. An FFL gun dealer will be on-site during the auction to process the paperwork.
Dr. Michael Colella of Endicott, NY, who compiled some of the Civil War research used to identify, classify and describe the items in this auction.
Labels: auction, Binghamton, Bob and Sallie Connelly, Civil War, clocks, ephemera, firearms, knives, medals, military, pistols, Regina music players, rifles, Showplace, swords