Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Confederate entrenchment gets a final??? remake

Greetings everyone,
 Well the last post showed you what it looked like after I pulled it out of the battlefield, a sorry piece of styrofoam that had seen its better days...couldnt let it go to waste, so I had to rebuild it.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Confederate entrenchment reborn

Greetings everyone,
 When I decided to make a ghost town slot car track, the battlefield had to go. There were 2 entrenchments, one Union and one for the South. I managed to salvage one of them by cutting it out of the base, which meant it was going to need alot of work to make it right again. I decided to go all out on this one. When its done I'll use it as a display piece. The following photos are what it looked like
when I cut it out of the battlefield. The next post will be what it looks like finished.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A couple of flags from both sides

Greetings everyone,
 Just a couple of flags in my collection
20 x 35 Confederate Flag from 1890

24 x 40 Grand Army of the Republic Banner from 1877

Sunday, May 19, 2013

From the Captains Collection...wartime letterheads and envelopes

Greetings everyone,
 This is the part of my Civil War collection that I like the best...given the fact that the printing equipment and other tools used to produce these items was pretty prehistoric to say the least...the quality that came out of this equipment was excellent. From the Civil War thru the Victorian period you saw some of the finest design and printing of any period in history. Today you need computers, photoshop, and a host of other magic tricks to produce printing like it was during these times.

envelope...45 star flag

Spanish american wartime envelope 1898

envelope and bank receipt...Virginia 1861

Turned envelope ..one side of a confederate envelope...part 1

Turned envelope...other side of a confederate envelope...part 2

S.C. Upham the Union counterfeiter also produced union envelopes
to sell in his store in Philadelphia in 1861

Copy of newspaper ad for Nathan Bedford Forest and his slave trading

Nathan Bedfort Forest letterhead 1901

Nathan Bedford Forest Reunion May 1901

you can see how this envelope was made

1861...front part of an envelope made from a letterhead...see parts 2.3.

Adversity cover...printed on the back of a form

turned cover...another set of stamps and different address on the reverse