Dave Taylor’s Civil War Antiques musters online auction June 30
SYLVANIA, Ohio – Dave Taylor’s Civil War Antiques will conduct its first-ever online auction on June 30. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Dave Taylor’s many customers and friends know the company from more than 40 years of net price mail-order catalogs and later net price email web catalogs.
“Over all these years the most common complaint I have heard is ‘Every time I call to order something it is already gone.’ Our LiveAuctioneers auction will eliminate that complaint. It will put everyone on equal footing. Everyone will have a fair chance to bid,” said Taylor.
Nearly 100 lots are listed in the auction catalog. Leading the charge is a U.S. 1855 Springfield pistol-carbine with its original detachable shoulder stock. Only 4,021 of these single-shot guns were produced at the Springfield Arsenal between 1855 and 1857. This small production run, in addition to normal attrition, makes them scarce. Dated 1856 on the lock, this .58 caliber percussion firearm is estimated at $2,500-$4,000.
Another scare Civil War-era firearm is a Remington Navy .36 caliber six-shot revolver in complete, original condition (est. $1,300-$1,800).
The Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword was authorized for soldiers carrying the rank of major or above, but many junior officers had them because they were better looking than the authorized Foot Officer’s model. A handsome Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword of presentation grade is offered in the auction in 100 percent original and complete and in truly fine condition (est. $1,500-$3,000). In near mint condition is an Ames Model 1850 Foot Officer’s presentation sword engraved April 18, 1861 (est. $2,500-$3,500).
Many a Confederate officer carried a Model 1840 Cavalry Officer’s Saber, including Jeb Stuart. A complete and original U.S. regulation M-1840 Cavalry Officer’s Saber in very good condition (below) is appropriate for display with Union or Confederate officer’s’ effects (est. $1,000-$1,400).
Approximately two dozen interesting photographic images – mostly portraits of Civil War soldiers – are listed in the auction catalog. A fine example is a carte-de-visite image of a handsome Union artilleryman wearing the regulation mounted great coat with long cape. The CDV image measures slightly smaller than normal: 3¼ by 2½ inches ($150-$300).
As with everything Taylor sells, all items are 100 guaranteed to be original as described. Any replica or copy is clearly labeled as such. Any repairs, restorations, or defects are clearly described.
For details contact Taylor at Civilwardave@frontier.com or 419-842-1863 weekdays eastern time zone.