Civil War Collectors-here is an antique document that reflects the daily life of the Civil War soldier. It is a receipt, dated 5 December 1862 in Middletown, Connecticut, and issued by the Adams Express Company's Army and Soldiers Package Express. The receipt is for shipment of one box from Middletown to Washington, DC. The interesting part of this old document is in the fine print. The company promises only to get the package to a convenient point near the destination where it will be turned over to third parties for delivery to the consignee or the "Quartermaster or other officer of the regiment to which the consignee is attached." Disclaimers of liability follow. War was close to home in those days. Still-where were UPS and Federal Express when you needed them? The piece is approximately 8 and one quarter inches wide by 5 inches high. It has been framed for your enjoyment, and the overall dimensions are approximately 10 and three quarters inches by 8 and three quarters inches. Condition is excellent with no chips or tears. There are creases, as the recipient obviously folded the receipt to put it in his pocket, just as we would today. This is a fine piece of Americana, taken from the darkest hour of the country's history. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com.
Rare pair of antique French bronze fawns. This irresistibly charming pair was brought back from France over twenty five years ago and dates from the 19th centur This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
"Antique documents"This beautiful antique document was issued by the Connecticut county of Middlesex in 1819. The document is a legal writ requiring the defendant, Minor Hotchkiss, to produce property to satisfy a legal judgment. It is signed by the Justice of the Peace for Middlesex County, CT.This legal document, dated 24th July 1819, is custom framed, ready to hang for display or inclusion in your collection of legal documents. Its frame is gold and the matte is a dark gray green suitable for virtually any decor. This beautiful piece of antique Americana measures approximately 12 by 18 inches. The document itself is in excellent condition with the fold marks one would expect on a legal writ. One of a Kind maintains a large collection of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century documents, both framed and unframed, for collectors of documents, political and legal memorabilia, and ephemera from the state of Connecticut. Please visit our web site or e-mail our shop.If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com.
This antique document is a report from the deputy jailor of Middletown, CT concerning "licenses" for the month of January, 1883. The piece is hand written on Jail Office stationery. It is in excellent condition. The recipients have done some calculations in pencil on the margins. This interesting piece of Americana measures 11x13. It is custom framed in a gold frame with gray blue matte that blends with any decor. One of a Kind has an extensive collection of antique documents on political, legal, and other subjects from the seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen hundreds.If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com.
Sandwich glass whale oil lamp in a heart and diamond pattern, circa 1850. It measures 9 inches tall and is 3 and one half inches wide at the 6-sided base. Excellent condition, be sure to click all of the images below to view larger in more detail. Has nice wear on the base and some minor interior chips on base. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com