2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/21/2024
The most impressive item in this grouping is the striking Hand-Carved and Painted Wood Anchor, 9-1/2" x 15" x 3/4". In silver paint we find "1864, Alabama, Kearsarge". There is an old label, "This Anchor was carved from wood that was retrieved from the USS KEARSARGE after it was wrecked on Roncader Reef of Nicarauga on February 2, 1894. This relic was owned at one time by Clarence C. Buel". (Clarence Clough Buel was an American editor and author, most notable for his work with Robert Underwood Johnson to produce the 1887 book "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"). ... plus, A rare rigger's folding knife, 8-1/2" with open blade, 5" closed, a 4" spike opens. It is marked "Harrison Brothers" 1853-1919. This cutlery maker was a supplier to the Confederacy. A rigging knife is a specially designed knife used to cut rope and usually has a marlin spike as this one. ..., plus A 2-3/4" brass pinback "CV" on the bar with laurels surrounding the bar. Likely a Confederate Veteran pin. ... plus, ... A 1908 Birmington Confederate Veterans two-piece bronze reunion medal. Pin-back cross bearing portraits of Pettus and Morgan, "1908", "BIRMINGHAM", from which the disc is suspended with an image of the Alabama with words "18th ReunionUnited Confederate Veterans with a laurel border. ...plus, A Confederate Naval Button with CS and the Anchor and crossed cannons on obverse, marked Courtney & Tennent (Charleston) S.C. on reverse ... plus, Two large, 1-7/8" diameter, clasps. The concurved glass domes over the gold/blue painted anchor on unmarked copper discs. Each disc has two 1/2" clasps on the reverse. ... plus, A similar item, a 2-1/2", painted disc with a medal anchor. On the reverse is bar which likely allows for placement on a uniform.... plus, a CDV of the Kearsarge in full sail. No backmark. ... USS Kearsarge (BB-5), was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the United States Navy and lead ship of her class of battleships. She was named after the sloop-of-war Kearsarge, famous for sinking the CSS Alabama, and was the only United States Navy battleship not named after a state.
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An Incredible KEARSARGE Collection

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $937.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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