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A cataloged listing of Civil War Letters Written by Confederate Soldier, Private Charles Wyndham Gay (1841-1862).

Private Gay was a member of Rockbridge Artillery. He was killed in action on Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862. These letters were written to his parents, Charles S. & Margret (Erskin) Gay of Staunton, Virginia. He mentions Erskin Gay, brother of Charles W. Gay. Below are VERY brief descriptions of the contents of each of the letters. Charles Gay was well educated and able to write detailed accounts of his life in the CSA.

Green Valley Auctions' January 12 sale (originally scheduled for January 5) features firearms from the Leroy Weaver estate, Stanley; The James B. Hoover estate, Harrisonburg; The Nellie Lessermann estate, Weyers Cave; Selections from the Gene Baber estate, Fishersville; and The Ken Henkel book collection; Plus others. 

Firearms including a rare John Armstrong Kentucky Long Rifle, Browning, Winchester and Colts among others; Virginia manuscript material including Civil War letters; A Page County folk art cane carved for Martha Strickler; Two 12-tin pie safes; Antique toys; plus much more.

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Gallery 1 Update 1/9/18

  • 19th c. Page County Maple Leaf variant pieced quilt, signed "Sadie Brubaker" (Hoover estate)
  • 1839 "White Sulphur Papers" - Detailed description of White Sulphur Springs and the different spring waters available
  • (and we added a Horse Drawn Doctor's Buggy and Horse Drawn Sleigh to Gallery 3!)


Just Found 1/8/18

  • 1912 N.I. Kagey, Weyers Cave, VA advertising calendar plate
  • Turner Ashby yearbooks from 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
  • Lladro porcelain figures
  • GUS SCHWERDTFEGER CARVED MINIATURE SHAKER CARPENTER TOOLS - One of a kind presentation gift for a friend. Schwerdtfeger of New Gloucester, Maine, lived with the Shakers for a while learning their traditions in repairing Shaker chairs.
  • 1939 Zipper model airplane - designed by Carl Goldberg and constructed by Bill Horne in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a free-flight gas model, wood and paper construction, cylinder motor, "Super Cyclone" engine, Glendale, California (15 1/4" x 52" x 35")

Just Found 1/5/18 (Photos will be posted next week)

Gallery #1

  • Moser Galloping Horse vase, green shade to clear w/ gilt decoration
  • Kirk & Son sterling Repousse watch stand
  • Chinosere tole tray on stand
  • 1874 State of Louisiana $5 bond
  • 1867 Georgia State Lottery, Masonic Orphans Home $1 ticket

Gallery #2

  • 1896 Charlottesville, Virginia Saddles & Harness letterhead
  • German Black Forest Drunken Man with beer barrel music box
  • Antler inkwell stand
  • Early 20th  c. chalkware bird
  • Kurtz & Allison "Battle of Opequan-Winchester" lithograph
  • Collection Virginia Folk Artist Elizabeth Leary paintings including "Big Back Creek", "Homestead", etc.
  • Mexican 925 sterling silver jewelry including a lovely necklace and earring set

Gallery #3

  • Wooden Indian club
  • Wooden dumb bells
  • Vintage wooden kids skis & poles
  • Candee Rubbers wooden crate


  • Thursday, January 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 12 at 9:00 a.m.

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  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for preview
  • Start in Gallery 2 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Start in Gallery 3 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Start in Gallery 1 on Books and Ephemera at 5:00 p.m.


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Gallery 1 - Furniture (7:00 p.m.)

  • Two Valley 12-tin pie safes
  • Northern Rockingham County walnut 3-over-3-drawer chest with ½ columns
  • Valley blanket chest
  • Early walnut slant front desk
  • Cherry 1-drawer stand
  • Fine early ladder back arm rocker with old green slit bottom
  • Small oak 1-door ice box
  • Oak high chest
  • Oak marble top washstand
  • Nice pair Neo-Classical curio cabinets
  • VIRGINIA CRAFTSMEN including writing desk with stool, bench and footstool
  • Oriental tribal room size and scatter rugs
  • Like new Lazy-Boy sleeper loveseat
  • Plus more.

Gallery 1 - Glass & China (7:00 p.m.)

  • R.S. Prussia large Porcelain bowl
  • Theodore Haviland France “Richmond” dinnerware set
  • American Brilliant cut glass including tree trunk 13.5” h. vase, jug pitcher, etc.
  • Pink Depression glass water pitchers including Windsor Diamond, Cherry Blossom, etc.
  • Steuben Double Teardrop crystal stems
  • French Parian lavender Gypsy Witch pitcher
  • Nippon porcelain vase
  • 19th c. Ironstone Imari style bowls and plates
  • Fry Crackle lemonade set with blue handles
  • Plus more.

Gallery 1 - Accessories (7:00 p.m.)

  • RARE 1935 PAGE COUNTY, VA. FOLK ART CARVED CANE for Martha Strickler (1899-1980) with unique turning verse
  • Great Folk Art Shark, created from one man saw 1999 (Rodney) Leftwich
  • Neat POTTERY FACE JUG, Asheville, NC
  • GOLD JEWELRY including 12k cluster ring, 10k Black Hills agate ring
  • AMERICAN COIN SILVER 5-piece coffee and tea service by William G. Forbes active 1773-1830, New York, NY (approx. 118 troy oz)
  • American coin silver spoons
  • TIFFANY STERLING “Holly” tastevin
  • STERLING including 99 pieces Towle “Silver Flutes” flatware set, 1903 “Frontenac” ladle, Stieff CW liquor tags, Gorham cordials and 1897 Baronial ice cream spoons, Frank Whiting weighted candelabras, Rickshaw form shakers, dresser items, etc.
  • Fine early 19th c. Regency Rosewood tea caddy with elaborate inlaid brass scroll work
  • SUBERB 19th c. COROMANDEL WRITING LAP DESK of Calamander wood with detailed brass inlaid
  • Exquisite 19th c. Lady’s English Voyages de Necessaries case of Calamander wood with brass fittings, featuring 10 sterling topped dresser jars marked T.W.(Thomas Wimbush, attributed)
  • American River Scene toleware tray (29”x22”)
  • Circa 1900 Polychrome decorated miniature carved rooster (Sold at Sotheby’s)
  • Unghans German mahogany mantle clock
  • Roseville Pine Cone brown vase
  • Enterprise #2 coffee mill
  • ROBERT PORTNER, ALEXANDRIA, VA stoneware advertising Mug
  • Rochester Brewing Co. stoneware mug
  • Niloak pottery Mission Swirl vases (up to 8.5”)
  • WEAVER ESTATE COLLECTION AMERICAN COINS including 20+ MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS (1883-O high grade, 1870s-1900s), Peace dollars (1924, etc.), 1986 GOLD U.S. Eagle $5 coin, Lot Silver coinage (Walking Liberty, Ben Franklin & Kenney ½ dollars, Mercury & Roosevelt dimes and Washington quarters), 40% silver Kennedy ½ dollars, 25 $1 silver certificates, etc.
  • RARE 1914 $100 4-D SERIES note
  • 1922 $20 "in Gold Coin" note
  • J.P. Coats thread lift top display
  • German WWII “F. Herder” military bayonet
  • Large antique glass curiosity display dome
  • Nice Harvin/VMC brass fireplace set
  • Plus more.

Gallery 1 - Firearms (6:30 p.m.)

  • Collection FIREARMS including Rare JOHN ARMSTRONG KENTUCKY LONG RIFLE, (born in 1772, Armstrong worked in Emmitsburg, MD. Rifle is a recent discovery in a local home, passed down through the family)
  • Fine group of high grade Browning rifles and shotguns
  • Good Winchester Commemoratives
  • Pair Colt Model 1961 Pony Express Centennial gold plated revolvers
  • Other Kentucky long rifle
  • See web for complete list and photos.

Gallery 1 - Books and Ephemera (5:00 p.m.)

    of Virginia Confederate soldier Sgt. Charles W. Gay, killed in battle JULY 1, 1862 – Fresh discovery from the Baber Estate, Fishersville, Va.

    • Detailed letters written from Camp Meadow Bluff, Camp below Richmond, Camp Buchanan, Brown’s Gap, Gauley Bridge, Greenwood Depot, VMI, Lewisburg, Mt. Jackson, Rockingham County, Tyree, White Sulphur Springs, etc.
    • Subjects mentioned Ashby’s cannons (near Mt. Jackson), battle near Mt. Jackson, Desperate fight (near Woodstock), hope to sweep Yankees from valley, taking prisoners, skirmish near Dogwood Gap, march towards Potomac, taking prisoners to New Market, Gen. Lee is still with us, etc.
    • Letter announcing Mr. Gay’s death, 1860 letters written from Brookland School, Greenwood Depot; Reprint CSA soldier DeWitt Clinton Gallaher diary; Plus more.
    • 1861 AUGUSTA COUNTY AUCTION BROADSIDE advertising slaves
    • 70+ pieces personal letters of Edwin Cushing Family, 2nd half 19th c.(Staunton, Winchester, Waynesboro) letters from Mr. Cushing to his wife Bettie and to her relatives (Mr. Cushing was first president Stonewall Brigade Band)
    • Circa 1902 Staunton photo album (May Day parade, Mt. Solon Mills, etc.)
    • Large Lot Grove Family of Page county letters
    • Plus more.
  • LOCAL EPHEMERA including
    • 40 Broadway & Brocks Gap 1910 highway bonds
    • 56 $100 Rockingham County 1896 bonds
    • 1886 Western Lunatic Asylum report
    • 1903 Crimora Hustler advertising Newspaper
    • 1900s CSA flags water color paintings
    • 1921 and 1923 UCV reunion brochures
    • 1920’s CSA parade flag, Richmond, Va.
    • Confederate $50 and $10 notes
    • 1875 Stonewall Jackson statue dedication program
    • 1890s Luray College papers
    • 1933 Luray telephone book
    • 1933 Craigsville/World’s Fair enameled ashtray
    • S.B Hoover advertising Pocket mirror
    • 1954 UVA pool tourney medal
    • Winchester F&M bank
    • 1911 Camp Perry
    • VA. Military photo
    • Circa 1900 Luray Caverns brochure
    • 1950s-1960s Staunton telephone books
    • 1912 and 1915 Beverley Manor Academy year books
    • Plus more.
    • 1926 chauffeur’s badge
    • 1920’s Game Protector badge
    • Moorefield real photo postcards
    • 1869 Governor’s message
    • Huntington paper weight
    • Plus more.
    • 1906 Nelson and Albemarle RR passes
    • 1902 Virginia letter with details of C&O
    • 1914 UCV reunion/Atlantic Coast Line
    • 1857 Railways of the U.S. with drawings
    • 1920’s Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis B&O and N&W
    • Great Northern brochures
    • Plus more.
  • COLLECTION OF BOOKS (Ken Henkel estate, plus others) including
    • Rare 1820 ABC book in German by Ambrose Henkel, published in New Market by Solomon Henkel, 16 other Henkel Press books form 1812-1880, RARE ORIGINIAL HENKEL MEMORIAL PAMPLHLETS (First Series #1-4 and Second Series #1-3) by Stapleton, Henkel & Co Printers, New Market, RARE ORIGINIAL HENKEL FAMILY RECORDS PAMPHLETS (#1-14, Henkel Press, New Market)
    • 1805 Pennsylvania German bible
    • 3 vol. Couper’s History of the Shenandoah Valley
    • Autographed copy “Crooked & Weedy”, Wayland books (Stonewall Jackson’s Way, etc.), “Old Homes Rockingham County”, Lakes 1885 Atlas Shenandoah and Page County, Lakes 1885 Atlas Rockingham County, Men of Mark, 3 vol. History WV, Centennial History Alleghany County, Caverns of Virginia, Foote’s Sketches Virginia, Bruce’s Southwest Virginia & Shenandoah Valley, 1950’s Luray annuals
    • Old cooking pamphlets
    • Heritage Press in sleeves
    • Lot early children’s books including 20 Chatterbox
    • Nice Art books
    • Plus more.
  • VIRGINIA STORE TOKENS (LeRoy Weaver Estate) including
    • Stonyman (Lucas & Stirewalt)
    • Luray (M.M. Hitt & Son, Hawksbill Cannery, I.N. Dovel & Grove & Brother)
    • Rileyville (Mayes Bros, W.H. Huffman & A.B. Hockman)
    • Compton (James Keyser)
    • Shenandoah (W.T. Miller)
    • Alma (Q&S)
    • A.L. Rinker (paper)
    • Plus more.
  • 1940’S BOXING AUTOGRAPH PHOTOS (Personalized to Mr. Leseman, Augusta County estate) including Jack Dempsey, Pat Comiskey, Bobby Ruffin, Fritzie Zivic, Jackie Wilson, Charles “Hobo” Williams, Mildred Burke (World Champion Woman Wrestler), etc.
  • 10+WORLD WAR I PATRIOTIC POSTERS including illustrators Harvey Dunn
  • LOT ANTIQUE POSTCARDS including Virginia views (Luray, Front Royal, Shenandoah Publishing, etc.), Santa, Holiday, World War II, Jamestown Expo, Harrison Fisher
  • Anheuser Busch Fire Wagon series, etc.
  • Native American leather and painted image
  • Panama California Expo photo album
  • Trade cards
  • Plus more.

Gallery 2 - Antique Toys (4:00 p.m.)

  • Early jointed teddy bear with glass eyes
  • Louis Marx tin toys including 1930s lithographed wind-up climbing fireman and Amos ‘n’ Andy taxi, “Motor Market” pressed steel truck, Dick Tracey car, #3 Army Tank
  • Lehmann “Alabama Coon Jigger” wind-up tin litho figure, Wolverine “Motor Race” game with cars
  • 25+ cast iron penny banks including Teddy Roosevelt, Kitten with yarn, Mutt & Jeff, Pigs, Elephants, buildings, etc.
  • 1964 Steve Zodiac’s Fire Ball XL5 Space City play set with box
  • Gilbert #8 ½ Erector set
  • Jars marbles
  • “Kiddies Metal Toys” lithograph wishing well
  • 1921 Duck friction toy
  • German magic lanterns with slides
  • Wooden blocks
  • Glass candy containers including Rabbit with laid back ears, Barn lantern, etc.
  • J&M ONE GAUGE TRAIN MODELS including Pullman “Churchville” and “New Liberty” cars
  • Marx & American Flyer pressed steel trains
  • Lionel engines #2036, #8304 and #8632
  • Cast iron wheelbarrow
  • Paper mache cow on platform wheels
  • Eagle sulphide marble
  • 30+ Tonka, Structo, Buddy L pressed steel trucks and equipment
  • Part II Wayne Nolde 65+ MATCHBOX CAR COLLECTION, mint in box including King Size (Fordson Tractor and Trailer, Combine Harvester, Low Loader and Bulldozer, etc.), Major Pacts (Car Transporter, Racing-Car Transporter, Whitlock Dinkum-Dumper), etc.
  • Plus more.

Gallery 2 - Antiques and Collectibles (2:00 p.m.)

  • 19th c. Walnut double decker sewing caddy
  • Sewing bird
  • Rockingham Poultry Advertising bubble clock
  • Nice 1873 C. G. Bush limited editionreproduction kaleidoscope by Van Cort
  • Swirled opalescent hall shade
  • Nice 19th c. thermoplastic photo cases
  • Native American Axes and Tools in shadow display case
  • Lot arrowheads collected in VA & NC
  • Collection knives including 25 hunting, Case and other folding knives, Camillus ltd. Ed. American Wildlife Series, Schrade Scrimshaw, etc.
  • Wild Turkey decanters
  • Boy Scout including knives
  • Iris & Herringbone crystal water set
  • Brass converted student lamp
  • Royal Doulton flow blue jardinière
  • 19th c. Staffordshire blue plates
  • Nippon blue mark dinnerware set
  • Early American Pattern Glass including Wyoming
  • Black Singer 301a and portable Simanco sewing machines
  • Celluloid advertising Items
  • Blue Spongeware mixing bowl
  • Brigg’s tobacco barrel humidor
  • Whiskey stoneware motto jug
  • 19th c. oval painted pantry box
  • Frederick Cozzens 1893 “Old Navy” prints
  • Kittens yard print
  • 19th c. D.W. Kellogg Presidential prints in period frames
  • 19th c. two and three color coverlets
  • Walter N. Owen 1930s redware vase
  • Seth Thomas pocket watch
  • 19th/20th c. figural inkwells including Black Forest
  • Japanned inkwell set
  • Folky red miniature wooden trellis
  • Folk Art carved walking canes
  • Burled free form bowl
  • George Lazlo etching
  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS including Slingreland snare drum, Takamine G series acoustic guitar, J.W. Pepper & Son trumpet, Violin, handmade Mountain Dulcimer #914 made by Richard and Denise Wilson, Michigan
  • Framed 100yrs Coca-Cola Centennial Celebration Pin Series 1886-1986 limited edition collector set
  • Framed 2006 National Wild Turkey Federation Medallion collection
  • Nice contemporary artisan pottery
  • Fenton Strawberry basket
  • Seth Thomas pocket watch
  • 1890s ebony and rose gold watch chatelaine
  • Foreign coinage
  • Steel & Wheat pennies
  • Indian Head pennies
  • Virginia Real photo postcards including "Mountain View" Hotel, Orkney Springs and Bryan Church (Old School Baptist), Thornton's Gap
  • Plus more.

Gallery 2 - Household Furnishings (10:00 a.m.)

  • Sets china including Spode “Christmas Tree”
  • Lenox “Winter Garden” plates
  • Lisa Geiman framed prints including “Shenandoah Memories”
  • Lot silver plate serving pieces.
  • Canon A-1 & EOS 750 film cameras
  • Polaroid Land camera
  • Hummel #154 figure
  • Custom jewelry
  • Mary Kay cosmetics NIB
  • Men’s cologne NIB
  • 10 boxes wine cork collection
  • Good kitchenware including Cutco & Henckels knives, nice sets flatware, Champion juicer, Cuisinart food processor, etc.
  • Boxes books and records
  • Longaberger baskets
  • Vintage “Polar Star” wool camp blanket
  • Crochet spreads
  • White on white bedspreads
  • Plus more.

Gallery 3 (11:30 a.m.)

  • As found and used furniture including
    • yellow pine turn leg washstand
    • squirrel cage winder
    • nice oak 4’ floor showcase
    • Shenandoah Valley pine mantle from log house
    • wooden steps/ladder from log house
    • green shutters
    • old wooden door
    • blue painted benches
    • oak tea cart
    • oak bowfront china press with lion heads
    • oak 2-door wardrobe (white)
    • round oak table with chairs
    • oak dresser
    • oak rockers
    • old rope bed
    • nice French Mediterranean tile top table with 4 colorful iron chairs
    • glass top ice cream table with chairs
    • cast iron mesh patio set
    • Wicker sofa and chair
    • other wicker
    • Victorian wire planters
    • round top trunks
    • mahogany music cabinet
    • Victor floor model Victrola
    • mahogany full size bed
    • dresser and chest
    • GOOD USED FURNITURE including bedroom sets
    • Mid-Century Lane coffee/end tables
    • plus more.
  • PENDLETON COUNTY, West Va. rag rug runners, yellow pine turned leg washstand (Prospt estate)
  • Nice Buckeye Jr cider press
  • Leather saddle vices
  • Wooden up-down churn
  • Sleigh bells
  • Fine Rockbridge County splint oak deep kidney basket
  • J. Eberly, Strasburg ½ gal. redware jar
  • ¼ size redware jar
  • New Market region manganese and copper glazed 1 gal. jar
  • S.H. Sonner cobalt dec. jar
  • Baltimore region blue dec. crock
  • A.P. Donaghho ½ gal. jug
  • Binghamton, NY blue decorated stoneware batter jug
  • Brass bucket
  • Roanoke Clover Creamery cream can
  • Riverside Dairy/ E.A. Lawrence, Rocky Mount, Va. milk bottle
  • White House vinegar bottles including “For a Generation”, Picket Fence, Quart Apple, etc.
  • 70+ PIECES GRISWOLD including fruit press, red enamel and aluminum pieces, waffle irons, skillets, Dutch ovens, etc.
  • Loth Waynesboro cast iron dog and horse doorstops
  • Advertising tins
  • Sunbeam Bread advertising Door push
  • Banana crate
  • Barn lanterns including #360 Feuerhand
  • 10+ Railroad lanterns including N&W w/ embossed globe, Southern, C&O, Penn, A.T. & S.F.
  • Virginia RR lock, C&O RR lock
  • N&W RR metal spittoon
  • C&O RR oil can
  • Colored RR lantern lenses
  • Glass oil jars and carrier
  • “Star” tobacco cutter
  • Boston Terrier large C.I. doorstop
  • Wire clam trap
  • Good cast iron andirons including “duck bill”
  • Coca Cola aluminum 12-pack bottle carrier
  • WATCH REPAIR SHOP including 15+ parts cabinets, lathe, work benches, boxes and boxes of parts, etc.
  • Large framed tapestry
  • Old galvanized oil and sprinkle cans
  • Minnow buckets
  • Antique tools including Stanley wooden and iron levels, Stanley planes, Brass and wood squares, broad axe, etc.
  • Union Petticoat crimper
  • Wall coffee grinders
  • Old Royal typewriter, Fishing lures
  • Lot Penn fishing reels in boxes
  • Flat & Sad irons
  • Burton T43 snowboard
  • Dress forms
  • Piano rolls
  • Plus more.
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