Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Lot of U.S. Cavalry Items and Two Branding Irons. Comprising: 1) Late 19th Century U.S. Headstall. Brown leather with rectangular brass buckles. U.S. Eagle rosettes affixing brow band to headpiece. Brass plate at front of brow band stamped '"CUSTER." 2) U.S. Cavalry 1885 Pattern Carbine Sling. 60-inches long by 1 1/2-inches wide. Tip of belt stamped "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL/62/D.C.L." Brass riveted scalloped tip and brass bar buckle. Steel swivel with clip marked "O.B.NORTH & CO./NEW HAVEN CT." 3) Single Civil War Era Cavalry Spur. Of brass construction. Consignor's old hand typed tag indicating a Gettysburg association. 4) Pair of Branding Irons. Each approximately 20-inches long of hand forged iron bar construction. Brands appear to be "IC" and "C." Note: Custer association unproven. Headstall dates to Spanish American War or WWI eras.Condition: 1) Very good. Leather soft but with some surface dryness. Age wear and patina to metal. Rosettes with light dents. 2) Very good. Leather soft and supple with very light crackling present. Clip fine with age wear and patina. 3) Fair to good. Mellow age patina to brass. Scattered dents. Significant losses to rowell. 4) Good. Age wear and patina.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,164

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 17 Featuring the Michael Ward Collection Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search