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  1. They are still running the Cornfield Show at the Roberts Center in Ohio end of July. Will be interesting to see how things turnout.
  2. Would be interesting know whether the SOS's new TR rules created dealer table cancelations. Thus allowing for more dealers selling US militaria to fill the gaps?
  3. tigerfan, good to see that you've already jumped on the specific research for Canfield and his sword, good info. Based on the cemetery obelisk for Rosseel they appear to be a family of means with many other family members buried there. When did Canfield die & have you visited his grave yet in Bath? Assume his National Archives military & pension files would have more info + any obtainable NY State Museum info. Always good to see an ID'd CW sword go to a collector in the actual geographic area the sword came from.
  4. James Heywood it would appear was an enlisted man Co. B of the 9th. Two of the patches large bugle 9th & eagle were probably off an officers Hardee hat, the smaller bugle 9th off an officers kepi. The patches, hat cord, shoulder strap etc. could have been acquired from his company officer as part of a G.A.R. Hall display after the war. What's really sweet about the group is how Heywood displayed everything on the backing piece there attached to (-:
  5. Doing some research I believe John H. Canfield was part of the 74th New York State Militia regiment prior to the war. No state militia units were needed to fill the troop quota in 1861, which angered many within the 74th. Quickly companies in the 74th were converted into a volunteer regiment the 21st New York Vols. of which Canfield served as an officer. The presenter of the sword Charles Rosseel was the Major of the 74th NYSM and probably a good friend of Canfield. Rosseel I believe died in 1869 at age 42 in Buffalo area.
  6. A National Army Museum is anticipated to be constructed at Fort Belvoir VA in a few years hopefully. The artist hopes that the artifacts will be displayed in their entirety as the "Don Troiani Collection" within this museum. The Army Center of Military History is in fact a resource (library) for history researchers & not really a public access museum which is what the above hopes to correct. Don rarely viewed his collection anymore & wanted it preserved which he couldn't do & then viewable to the general public. The specific detail in his Civil War art would not have been pos
  7. Noted American military artist & collector Don Troiani has just announced on his Facebook page (Don Troiani-Historical Artist) the sale of a large amount of his American Civil War collection (1,000+ individual pieces) to the U.S. Army Center of Military History for future display:
  8. Love ID'd CW shells. You have a VERY nice grouping (-:
  9. I had limited funds with me & for some reason the dealer did not want to come down in price at the time I was at her Baltimore Show table. Was glad to see Sparty On was able to obtain the same Bomber Baron's grouping at the MAX Show for a lesser price.
  10. Hope you didn't pay too much on that Bomber Baron's grouping, that was for sale at the Baltimore show Sept. 26th. She wanted $500.00+ & I passed on it.
  11. Thanks for posting the show pics with more US Militaria at the MAX this year: 1. What was size of the public crowd at this years show? 2. Can anyone comment on the level of dealer to collector transactions this year? 3. Any price trends in US WWII militaria at the show? 4. Based on a post above if this venue is already at table capacity will the MAX move after the hall lease expires?
  12. Show Report: 1. Attendance was slim, but was told it was better than year 1, which is not saying much from what I saw. 2. Saw at least five WWII USMC and USAAF small groupings for sale. and more US Militaria than expected. 3. This really IS a Civil War Show. 4. BIG problem was NO buyers. Hope to see MAX Show reports on the forum with evidence of more US Militaria sale tables this year and ACTUAL sales.
  13. 1. This IS an antique arms show, half the size of the March Maryland Arms Collectors 1,000 table show. 2. They ARE allowing and encouraging militaria dealers to setup & sell at this show. 3. Steve Sylvia publisher of North South Traders Civil War collectors magazine is sponsoring the show. He sponsors numerous Civil War collectors shows which have an already established trend of allowing militaria dealers from other eras to setup & sell at those shows. 4. Frankly the naming of this show HAS created much confusion in the collector community which hopefully will be clarified
  14. The show website is: marylandmilitariashow.com Checking photos of dealers on their web site from the 1st year 2014, no question there will be high quality items. BUT I concur with the poster above this show has the vibe of a mini Md. Arms March show, too much expensive material $$$ & not enough in the primary collecting area of this forum. My hope was that the Maryland area would have a show someday more of a SOS & revamped MAX Show mix. PS Years ago we had an annual Civil War Show and the MAX Show itself for several years in the Baltimore area.
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