Auction of Military Items, Swords, Guns and Regina Music Players
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.
Large Lot 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.
Morse Ephemera: 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.
Music Players: 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. Tools: 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.
Miscellaneous: Furniture, 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. *Thanks to
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.