Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Miscellaneous Military
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Lot 143
1838 N.P. Ames Powder Horn. Molded copper body with adjustable measuring spout in brass marked in drams. Stamped "N.P. Ames, 1838" on flange and "N.P. Ames" on opposite side of flange. 8½ x 3¾ in. Design on both sides of body shows central clasped hands of peace within nimbus of stars; above, U.S. eagle with shield; below, grouping of military paraphernalia surrounding "U.S." shield In very fine condition, with minor dent to body. Appears to be complete and fully working.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Lot 144
c. 1880s Indian Wars Cap. Blue felt cap with gold braid, made by The M.C. Lilley & Co., Columbus, Ohio. Gold eagle at top center; gilt brass buttons with "Colorado" on either side. Leather sweat band. Size 7¼. One of four metal rivets is missing. Used but Very Fine+. M.C. Lilley & Co. changed its name to The M.C. Lilley & Co. in 1882.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 145
Boy Scout Poster Soliciting Military Men As Leaders. 28 x 22 in. red, white and blue poster headed, "Scouting For Real Men / Men Who Are Leaders For Boys Who Need Leaders." Poster prints a circular letter, by order of the Secretary of War, Washington, December 23, 1918, stating, in part, "A request has been received by the War Department…for assistance in…obtaining the services of officers and enlisted men returning from overseas, as Scoutmasters….The War Department is in full accord with purposes of this movement…." Paper loss at upper right corner; several edge tears, most of which could be framed out, and one in letter. Good.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 146
Scarce "Servicemen's Edition" Announcing Hitler's Death. 12-page edition of the Daily Mirror, 9 x 6½ in., with unconfirmed news of Hitler's death from German radio. The paper expresses skepicism, fearing the news is a hoax. Admiral Karl Doenitz proclaimed that he was Hitler's successor; he vowed to continue the fight against "Bolshevism" and made a plea for a compromise with America and Britain. Other war and domestic news for the serviceman. Light toning, else Fine. Scarce.
Estimated Value $100 - 200.
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