Historic Artifacts

(click on pictures to enlarge)

US Indian Service button.

 

Very scarce Indian Service uniform button. Bronzed uniform button of the smaller size 5/8" (16mm) for tunic pockets and therefore less common than the larger buttons. These uniforms were worn by  US Army Cavalry Divisions and Police assigned to Indian Reservations between 1850 and 1890. Made by Waterbury Button Co. A very scarce item.

$45 / £35 / €40

email to secure this item

US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

Ceremonial George V Police truncheon - WWI era.

Absolutely superb George V Ceremonial Police truncheon. Made from hardwood with grip and the addition of a GRV decal for special presentation / ceremonial parade use. Retains original leather wrist strap. Beautiful condition with a few minor scratches to decal but about 90% intact. British police uniforms and equipment, especially truncheons, have become highly collectible in recent years since the British police ceased carrying these in the 1990s. 15" long.

$125 / £90 / €105

email to secure this item

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

GRV ceremonial police truncheon

George III Napoleonic / Revolutionary War era "Cartwheel" penny.

 

Minted only for one year, 1797, the "Cartwheel" penny was designed to eliminate the problem of coin "shaving" which resulted in loss of copper - an expensive commodity in those days. The result was a raised ridge around the edge of the coin, like the rim of a wheel. Measuring 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) across and 1/8-inch (4mm) thick - a pocketful (if you were lucky enough) would weigh you down. I am not a coin grading expert so I will let the pictures tell the story, and please feel free to email with questions. This is a very nice coin with a lot of detail visible.

 

$55 / £43 / €50  email for more details

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65

George III "Cartwheel" penny $65