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8414c. Burroughs, Polly. THE GREAT ICE SHIP BEAR – Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas. New York . 1970. 104p. DJ. For more than forty-two years the U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear patrolled the waters of the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean and became celebrated for many dramatic rescues of trapped whalers. In the 1930’s she accompanied Admiral Byrd on his expeditions to Antarctica . Here is the story of the Bear in that heroic era of seamanship. Wonderfully illustrated with 37 vintage photographs. Difficult to find now. (F). $32.

13147. [glass projection slide] U.S. Revenue Cutter Service or Navy Officers and Crew c.1900.  Rare early glass plate projection slides feature officers and crew posing for the camera. View included four ranking officers seated, lower ranking officers and seamen standing behind. Can’t be sure of insignia yet, may be either U.S. Revenue Cutter Service or Navy. Slide measures 3 ¼” x 4” and presents a good images. If projected you might be able to determine more. (VG+). $18.

13358. McCauley, Robert H., Jr. A U.S. Revenue Marine Officer's Uniform, ca. 1855. Military Collector & Historian, 26. Spring 1974. Pp. 21-23. Detailed article looks at an original daguerreotype of Henry Harwood Key, Officer, U.S. Revenue Marine and discusses his uniform with respect to Revenue Marine uniform regulations of the era. Quite detailed, great information. Full issue includes many other articles on early U.S. military uniforms and more. (VG+). $24.

B-310. (photograph) U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. c.1910. Unusual early photo shows assembly of Petty Officers and Warrant Officers posing for the camera. Photo measures 7 ½” x 9 ½” , backed with linen and is clear and clean in the image area. Margins have some soiling and edge wear. Good view of uniforms, rare view. (VG-). Reduced $136.

 

 

13176. (mounted photo) U.S. Revenue Cutter Thomas Corwin c.1880’s. A vintage 8 ¾” x 6 ½” albumen photo on 11" X 9" mount. Titled "U.S. Revenue Cutter Thomas Corwin" in period writing on bottom of mount. The U.S. Revenue Marine Steamer Thomas Corwin was commissioned on 17 July 1877 in San Francisco, California, which remained her home port during her career with the Revenue Marine. She sailed for Alaska in July 1877 where she began a patrol in the Arctic Ocean. She then made annual cruises to Alaskan waters, and also patrolled the waters off Washington and Oregon when not in the Arctic. She enforced fishing regulations, customs laws, prevented the trafficking of liquor with the local native populations, established the authority of the U.S. Government on the new territory, and assisted mariners in distress, among other duties. She ceased service to the Revenue Marine and was sold in 1900. She was used as a merchant vessel after her sale and continued sailing the Bering Sea on a charter basis. Photo is clear and quite close, showing great detail of the vessel. Photo is clean, with just a bit of light foxing. Mount is worn at the corners, light age toning and one spot. (VG-). $138.

 

 

A-146. [calendar 1928] Manitowoc Savings Bank, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Prominent is a 7 ¼” x 9” photograph of a Manitowoc Harbor Scene in 1890 showing clear crisp images of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Andrew Johnson. The Andrew Johnson was a 499 ton side-wheeled cutter, built in Buffalo in 1865 and  mounting three guns, and manned by a compliment of 7 officers and 30 men. Also moored near her are the steamer Nevada, wrecker Favorite, and the tugs Monarch and Arctic. Beautiful clear, crisp view and superb for hanging in your Great Lakes office or den. (VG).  $78.

 

27179b. Kroll, C. Douglas. COMMODORE ELLSWORTH P. BERTHOLF – First Commandant of the Coast Guard. Annapolis. 2002. 160p. DJ. Written by a former Coast Guard officer, the book chronicles Bertholf’s colorful early career with the service when he patrolled the vast reaches of the Pacific, enforced maritime laws regulating the fishing, sealing, and whaling industries, participated in daring rescues, and transported Siberian reindeer from Russia to the starving Inuits. When Ellsworth P. Bertholf was court-martialed and dismissed from the Naval Academy for a hazing incident, no one could have predicted his future greatness. But undaunted by his experience at the academy, Bertholf pursued a career in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and by 1902 had earned a special Gold Medal of Honor from the U.S. Congress for his role in a dramatic overland relief expedition to Alaska. By 1915 he had bypassed twenty-two officers senior to him to become the first commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and went on to successfully steer his fledgling service through the trials of World War I. This biography of the man who has been called the savior of the Coast Guard offers a revealing portrait not only of Bertholf but also of the last years of the Revenue Cutter and Life-Saving Services and the early formative years of the Coast Guard. (F). $49.95.

  (photo not included)

13131. (reprint) Annual Report of the Chief of the Revenue Marine Bureau for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1873 Showing the Operations of the Revenue Marine and the Life-Saving Service. Wash. 1873. 74p. Soft wraps. This very early report of the Revenue Marine Service details the vessels employed in the service, those under construction or discontinued, expenses, stations, etc. In addition, report includes 56 page report on the operations of the Life-Saving Service which, at that time, was under the Revenue Marine. The first separate Report of the Life-Saving Service would not be published until 1876. Early Life-Saving Service report includes list of stations and Keepers in the three current Districts (Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Long Island and New Jersey), list of proposed stations (in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass., Virginia and North Carolina), report on experiments with life-boat and rocket apparatus, complete Regulations for the Government of the Life-Saving Service, signals for Life-Saving stations, Instructions and Drill in the Use of the Rocket and Mortar Apparatus, Rules for Management of Open Row-Boats in a Surf, Instructions for Saving Drowning Persons…., Forms and Reports, and more. Detailed early information of this service during its beginnings. (M). $26.

 

12356. (photo) U.S. Revenue Cutter Snohomish c.1910. Good clear image features the Revenue Cutter Snohomish underway -  close port side view. The Snohomish was a sea-going tug  built in 1908 in Wilmington, Delaware. She was 152 foot and armed with 1 x 3"/50 cal. She was based out of Neah Bay, Washington, after entering service, where she was assigned to search and rescue, fisheries patrol on the Swiftsure Banks, delivering mail to light ships and distant stations, patrolling regattas, towing disabled vessels, and other duties as required. Her commanding officer in the early 1920s was then-LT Russell R. Waesche, who became commandant in 1936 and served in that capacity until 1946, guiding the service through World War II. In February, 1923, the Snohomish rescued the crew of the freighter Nika, which burned off Umatilla Lightship. Before she could get the Nika survivors to port, the Snohomish responded to the aid of the British freighter Tuscan Prince, which had grounded on the rocks off the west coast of Vancouver Island, and the steamship Santa Rita, also in peril. After rescuing the crews of both of these ships, she made Port Angeles safely and put ashore the 105 rescued persons, a record number of persons rescued by a Coast Guard cutter to that time. The Snohomish was decommissioned in 1934 and was sold. Nice view, great early detail, on postcard paper. c.1904-1915. (VG). $38.

 

20310b. United States Revenue Cutter Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1912. GPO. 1913. 137p. Soft wraps. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs, evaluation of new equipment, patrols, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find. Overall clean, tight, unusually good condition. (VG). $125.

 

  

1251. (lot 4 mounted photos) Crew U.S. Revenue Cutter Apache c.1905. Rare lot of 4 crew photos taken while moored in Baltimore, are on original mounts and provide rare views of the crew posed on deck, at work and in both summer and winter uniforms. The Apache was originally launched as the Galveston but was renamed in 1904. She was a 190-foot, 416-ton, iron-hulled, twin screw steamer built by Reeder & Sons of Baltimore for $95,650. She entered service in 1891 as the Galveston and was decommissioned in 1937. She served along the Gulf coast out of Galveston and patrolled in defense of New Orleans during the Spanish American War. Afterwards, she assisted in flood relief efforts, was placed at the disposal of the governor of Texas, participated in Mardi Gras celebrations, transported local students "for educational purposes to study Galveston Harbor," patrolled regattas, sailed on winter cruises on the Chesapeake Bay, participated in fleet drills with the Navy, transported politicians and dignitaries, and investigated the conditions of local oyster beds. As of 1914 she was stationed at the mouth of the Chesapeake, boarding all departing foreign vessels for compliance with US neutrality laws. She continued for the rest of her Coast Guard career on the Chesapeake and surrounding waters and continued to carry out "VIP" duties, transporting various government officials on cruises around the Bay. The Army acquired her during World War II where she was outfitted as a radio transmitting vessel that later broadcasted General Douglas MacArthur's "I have returned" speech. Mounts are well worn with chips and areas removed, but photos are a bit better. Some corner chips, some staining, moderate soiling. Though not good condition, they are clear, close views, still with great details. Photos 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” on 5” x 6” mounts. Rare views. (G). $88.

 

  

11480. CDV [Carte De Visite format] 2nd Lieutenant Thomas B. Mullett, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. c.1866. Popular during the Civil War when images of heroes and loved ones were widely collected, a CDV consists of an albumen photograph mounted on a 2 ½” x 4” card. Rare, clear image of this Revenue Cutter Service officer shows him in uniform. Identified as Thomas B. Mullett, records show that he was listed as a 3rd. Lt. (T) in August 1863, 3rd. Lt. March 1863, 2nd Lt. June 1866, Captain October 1883. Records show that in 1872 Mullett assisted Sumner I Kimball, along with Captains Merryman and John W. Wright in overseeing construction of a number of revenue cutters including the Gallatin and Hamilton. He passed away on September 18, 1887. Photo by Silas Selleck Photographic Artist, No. 415 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California. These images are extremely rare and collectible, particularly of Revenue Cutter Service officers. Clean, clear, light edge wear. (VG+). $124.

 

U.S. Revenue Cutter Service postcard lot c.1904. Lot of three lithograph views by Raphael Tuck & Sons. $16.

 

8341-28. [demitasse saucer] United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” c.1900. Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service demitasse saucer in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. This pattern is one of the two the later pattern used just before the service was combined with the Life Saving Service to form the Coast Guard. The pattern is done in rust and green, and consists of one green stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin rust stripes. Beneath, in a green shield, are the letters “USRCS” in an intertwining pattern. This pattern would be continued into the early Coast Guard with only the letters changed to “USCG”. Demi saucer is quite attractive, with little if any expected wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Piece is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Piece is in superb condition, complete, no chips, in wonderful condition. Saucer measures 4 5/8” in diameter. An extremely rare pattern. (F-). $195.

 

25171. (stationary) U. S. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE LETTER SHEETS. Cover sheet includes Revenue Cutter Service letterhead with subject information on back. Second style is blank on front, with subject information on back. (35 sheets available) Light moisture to one corner. $5 each  

25345. (stationary) U. S. COAST GUARD LETTER SHEETS. Early c.1916 letter sheet includes early letterhead comprised of Treasury shield with crossed anchors. $10 each  

 

11301. (copy photo) U.S. Revenue Marine Steamer Thomas Corwin moored off Nome, Alaska. The U.S. Revenue Marine Steamer Thomas Corwin was commissioned on 17 July 1877 in San Francisco, California, which remained her home port during her career with the Revenue Marine. She sailed for Alaska in July 1877 where she began a patrol in the Arctic Ocean. She then made annual cruises to Alaskan waters, and also patrolled the waters off Washington and Oregon when not in the Arctic. She enforced fishing regulations, customs laws, prevented the trafficking of liquor with the local native populations, established the authority of the U.S. Government on the new territory, and assisted mariners in distress, among other duties. She ceased service to the Revenue Marine and was sold in 1900. She was used as a merchant vessel after her sale and continued sailing the Bering Sea on a charter basis. Copy image from Revenue Cutter Service photograph shows her moored on the edge of the ice pack with dog teams resting, five miles from Nome. Nice view, b/w,  8” x 10”. $12. 

11158. (cabinet photo) U.S. Revenue Cutter. c.1890.  Port side view. 5 ½” x 8 ¼”. Clean, clear, close view. $165.

11159. (cabinet photo) U.S. Revenue Cutter. Same vessel, starboard side view. c.1890. 5 ½” x 8 ¼”. Close view, one spot, a few marks to mount. $130.

11160. (cabinet photo) U.S. Revenue Cutter Morrill, Hotchkiss Rifle (six pounder), Charleston, S.C. c.1890. Identified on back. Clear, close. rare view of gun and mount. 5 ½” x 8 ¼”. $155.

 

   

29274d. (rating badge) U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, Petty Officer, Assistant Master at Arms c.1908. Original rating badge for Petty Officer, Assistant Master at Arms. Badge was worn on the overshirt and on the undress jumper (white). The badge in white measures 4 ½” x 6 ½”, when sewn on to cover a field 3¼ inches broad and consists of a spread eagle, body 1 1/8 inches high from top of head to claws and 2 inches between tips of wings, resting on a bar above the specialty mark and a chevron consisting of two stripes. The specialty mark consisting of a shield is in the center of the field in the angle of the upper stripe, the eagle 1½ inches above the angle and specialty mark. Unused, light soiling. Extremely rare Revenue Cutter insignia. (VG+). $168.

United States Revenue Cutter Gresham 

   

1028. (set 3 mounted photos) Crew, United States Revenue Cutter Gresham c.1900. Rare lot of three large 7 ½” x 9 ¾” on 11” x 14” mounts provide an unprecedented view of the vessel, and the crew posing on the deck of the USRC Gresham. Notice the eagle, the cat and the bosin whistles and many other items in this great view. USRC Gresham was built in 1896 by the Globe Iron Works Co., Cleveland, Ohio and commissioned on May 30, 1897. She had a length of 205.6, beam of 32, speed 14.5, complement of 103,  armament in 1898 was  two 6 pounders and one 1 pounder. She was tranferred to the Navy on March 24, 1898 returned to the Treasury Dept. in August that same year. She was again transfered to the Navy 1917 in World War I, returning to the Treasury in 1919. She was decommissioned in 1935 and  sold for scrap. She was reacquired by the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Gresham (CG1) on May 23, 1943, decommissioned 1944 and again sold for scrap. In 1946 she was converted to a tug and renamed T.V. Mcallister, sold in 1947 to the Weston Trading Company of Honduras and renamed the Palestine, scrapped in 1951 at Shemen Beach, Haifa, Isreal. Photos are on gray mounts, and show unusually clear detail of the men and the vessel. Views include crew on deck (clear and crisp), Gresham at anchor with crew on bow cleaning gun (?), print from photo of crew (not the Gresham) on bow drilling with guns (one tear to mount only, few spots on mount). Fine early lot. (VG+). $345.

U.S. Revenue Cutter Guard c.1913

 

1056b. (photo lot) Christening U.S. Revenue Cutter Guard c.1913. Wonderful lot of three original professional photographs detail the christening of the USS Guard in 1913. Photos are b/w and measure 8” x 10”. One image shows the lovely young woman as she lets the champaigne bottle go, striking the bow of the vessel, as RCS officers and yard workers look on. Second image shows the vessel as she is lowered into the water by a large crane. Third image shows RCS officers and finely dressed visitors posing for the camera. The USS Guard was a wooden hulled harbor craft built for the United States Revenue Cutter Service at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California. She was launched October 20, 1913 and would be stationed at Friday Harbor, WA., and Seattle, WA. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, returned to the Coast Guard in 1919; decommissioned and sold in 1943. Displacement 52 tons. 67’7” length, 12’6” beam, 6’3” draft. One triple-expansion steam engine, fitted for oil. Compliment 10 men. Photos clear, crisp, some wear and creases to corner edges. A superb set, rare views. (VG). $125.

  

6658uu. (set 15 buttons) U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. Type FD-11b.  2-piece with border with inner circle of rope, 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plain anchor on bar. Twelve buttons size 13/16” (20mm), three size 9/16” (14mm). All backmarked “Tomes Melvain & Co., New York”. All from same source, we believe these are from a Revenue Cutter Service officer’s estate from the early 1900’s. Nicely presented in glass-covered specimen box. (VG+). $479. 

1017. (mounted photo) Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired c.1900. Early mounted view measures 4 ½” x 6 ½” on 6” x 8” mount shows gun salute being fired at the burial of retired Captain N.J. Chevers,  U.S.R.C.S Onondage. In this early view the casket and grave can be seen, with the officers and crew of the Onondaga surrounding the site. The back of photo is labeled: "Burial of Capt N.J. Chevers U.S.R.C.S. retired-St. Johns Episcopal Church, Hampton Va. Full military burial given by Onondaga's Officers and Crew- 73's Billy-". The Onondaga was an Algonquin Class Revenue Cutter, built in 1898 by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. She was commissioned U.S.R.C. Onondaga on 24 October 1898; Acquired by the Navy 9 April 1917; Returned to the Treasury Department in 1919; Designated CG-5; Decommissioned 5 November 1919 at Baltimore, MD and sold for scrap. She had a complement 73 and armament of four 6-pounders. Image is clear, just a hint of foxing, a few marks and one 8” fold across the lower margin. (G+). $38.

22208. (photo) U.S. Revenue Steamer Windom under construction at Dubuque, La. C.1893. 10” x 13”. Commissioned by Revenue Cutter Service on June 30, 1896, the Windom was a steel-hulled, single screw vessel, with an engine capable of generating 800 horsepower. She carried one small-caliber gun. The vessel served with the North Atlantic Squadron. The vessel was commanded by Capt. S. E. Maguire, U.S.R.C.S. The Windom served with the Navy from March 24, 1898 until August 11, 1898. This vessel was later renamed Comanche. (VG). $58.

8420. (document) Transcript Journal U.S. Revenue Cutter Campbell Week Ending Saturday August 23rd., 1873. 12p. 8” x 12 ½”. Early transcript from the Journal of the U.S.R.C. Campbell was hand written for forwarding to headquarters on a weekly basis. Journal is divided by days and includes all activities engaged in by the ship’s crew as recorded by the Officer of the Deck and approved by the Captain (Capt. George W. Moor). Includes location, daily weather and sea conditions, work done on board by crew, numerous vessels boarded and examined, sailing miles, rations served, etc.  Area of operations include Fisher’s Island Sound, New London, Hog Neck, Greenport, Orient Point. The Campbell, officially named the James Campbell (there were at least four revenue cutters named Campbell), was stationed at New London and then at New York after the outbreak of  the Civil War. In 1863 she returned to New London where she served until 1875 when she was sold. Condition is clean and crisp, ink and pen easily readable. (VG+). $178. 

28252. [stereoview] U.S. Revenue Cutter Salmon P. Chase c. 1870. by F. W. Oliver, Oswego, NY. Unusual lovely clear image shows a deck view of the Revenue Cutter Chase as the officers pose for the camera. Great detail of the men, as well as two cannon, deck fittings and more. The revenue cutter Salmon P. Chase, was commissioned on October 9, 1865. She was first ordered to Ogdensburg, New York, via the St. Lawrence, where she was then stationed at Oswego. She patrolled the waters of the Great Lakes during the navigation season and was laid up during the winter months, usually from late-November until May. She was sold for $11,527.00 in June of 1875 and became the merchant vessel Admiral, She was sold overseas in 1883. Clean, clear, light edge wear, unusually nice view. (VG+). $168.

       

29116. [cabinet photograph] SEAMAN / CADET, UNITED STATES REVENUE STEAMER “SALMON P. CHASE”. Rare cabinet photograph by O’Neil (photographers) of New Bedford, Mass. shows a young seaman or cadet posing for the camera. On the seaman’s hat tally is clearly visible the name "CHASE". The Salmon P. Chase, named after Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, was built as a three-masted barque at Philadelphia in 1878 with a hull length of 106-feet, accommodations for a dozen cadets, and the lines of a clipper ship. The Chase went into service in the summer of 1878, with its home port at New Bedford, Massachusetts. Here she served as the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction's training ship. She made cadet cruises to Europe, the Azores, the West Indies, and along the eastern coast of the U.S. Photo measures 4 ¼” x 6 ½” on mount, and shows great detail of the uniform and backdrop. Photo has just a bit of light foxing, but is otherwise clear and quite presentable. (VG+).  $134.

29289. (lot 5 photos) U.S. Revenue Cutters, Dutch Harbor, Alaska c.1901. Unusual lot of views include the crew in the rigging of the Revenue Cutter Stillwater watching the race between the R.C. Manning and R.C. Shearwater gigs. Also is included a view of the R.C. Manning, the Marine Hospital, Revenue Cutter barracks, and an unknown beached vessel. Five views measure 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” and are clear and close, light wear. These photos are from the personal collection of Lieut. C. H. McLellan, Assistant Inspector of United States Life-Saving Stations. (VG). $55. 

  

29147. (document) Treasury Department. U.S. Revenue Steamer Grant c.1888. Original official document on Treasury Department stationery advising Revenue Cutter Service, Third Lt. J. A. Hull of the Revenue Steamer Grant that he is “relieved from duty temporarily and placed ‘waiting orders’….” Size: 8” x 10” on official letterhead, written in hand by the Assistant Secretary. Dated October 18, 1888. Only very light expected wear to original folds, clean, crisp, easily readable. (VG+). $96.

  

20238m. [platter] United States Revenue Cutter Chandler c.1877. Scarce original early United States Revenue Cutter Service platter was manufactured in the later years of the Nineteenth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms and officer’s mess. In this case, this style dinner service was for the Captain’s service only, on the U.S. Revenue Cutter Chandler. Platter was manufactured by Haviland and Company and measures 12 ½” x 18”. Platter is backmarked H&Co (over) L, dating this piece to the period 1877-1880. During this time, the Chandler was commanded by well known Revenue Captain Michael A. Healy ("Hell Roaring Mike"). As Commanding officer of the cutters Chandler, Corwin, Bear, McCulloch and Thetis over his 40-yeaer career, Captain Healy became a legend enforcing federal law along Alaska's 20,000 mile coastline. Healy was given command of the revenue cutter Chandler in 1877 and served until he was given command of the cutter Thomas Corwin in 1880. His career may best be summed up in his own words, spoken by Healy in 1896: "When I am in charge of a vessel, I always command; nobody commands but me. I take all the responsibility, all the risks, all the hardships that my office would call upon me to take. I do not steer by any man’s compass but my own." Captain Healy was the first commissioned African-American officer of the United States Government and the first to command a U.S. warship. He would have eaten off this platter during his service on the Chandler. Manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, this rare pattern includes a wide maroon stripe on the rim, flanked by three thin gold leaf stripes. In the center is the shield of the Revenue Cutter Service, with “U.S. Revenue Cutter” above, and “Chandler” below in large letters. Platter is bright, does have some wear to gilding primarily, just a bit to the insignia, and few marks or spots from use. This is an extremely rare personal service piece, only 2 or 3 or which have surfaced in 20 years. (VG). $885.

        22500. United States Revenue Cutter Service. THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN 1898. Wash. 1899. 49 p. Original blue soft wraps. Published as the “official record” showing the active and conspicuous part taken by the United States Revenue Cutter Service in the war with Spain . There were, in cooperation with the Navy, 13 revenue cutters carrying 61 guns, 98 officers and 562 enlisted men engaged in operations with Admiral Sampson’s fleet and Admiral Dewey’s fleet at Manila , and on the Pacific coast. In addition to these cutters, there were 7 others engaged in patrolling and guarding mine fields in various harbors from Boston to New Orleans . This detailed report provides a day-by-day look at the operations of the service. Extremely scarce and important document, filled with information and great reading. Unusually clean, crisp. (VG+) $134.

  

 

2917. (document) N. Broughton Devereux, Chief, U.S. Revenue Marine. April 28, 1870. Rare document signed in hand by N. Broughton Devereux - The 1st Chief of the Marine Revenue Service during Civil War Reconstruction from 1869-1871. Document authorizes the Collector of Customs at Baltimore Maryland to pay "Mrs. E. Sullivan for rent of rooms for the use of the Board of Examiners, U. S. Revenue Marine Service for month of April 1870 at a sum of  $100. In 1849 the Revenue Marine Bureau was dissolved, and the Revenue Marine fell under the control the Commissioner of Customs until the Revenue Marine Bureau was again established in 1869. The first Commissioner was N. Broughton Devereux (1869-1871). Following Devereux's service was the noted Sumner I. Kimball (1871- 1878), Ezra Clark (1878-1885) and, from 1885-1889 Peter Bonnett. The booming coastal trade had a significant impact on the U.S Revenue Cutter Service. As the ever-larger Schooners wrecked on the coast with spectacular losses to lives and property, the American public demanded improvements in cutters, Lifesaving Stations, and aids to navigation. Such demands, combined with increased operations in Alaskan waters following the purchase of Alaska Territory from Russia in 1867, led to the reorganization of the service. George S. Boutwell, Secretary of the Treasury under President U.S. Grant, led the reorganization. He appointed N. Broughton Devereux Chief of an interim Revenue Marine Bureau consisting of the Revenue Cutter Service, the Steamboat Inspection Service, the Marine Hospital Service, and the Life Saving Service. Devereux took charge on July 1, 1869 and set to work by establishing two boards to overhaul the Revenue Cutter Service. One Board, headed by Captain John Faunce, was charged with investigating personnel matters, and the other, under Captain Carlisle T. Patterson of the Coast Survey, was directed by Deveruex to analyze the Cutter Fleet. Devereux appointed 11 men with diverse backgrounds to Patterson's Board because he believed that analysis of the Service's Cutters was critical. Devereux used this information in his multiple reports to Congress in 1869-1870 where he requested, among other things, the construction of new cutters and propeller - driven Steamers...Deveruex also classified Cutters by their tonnage...[Source: The Coast Guard Expands, 1865-1915 By Irving H. King]. Document is in original ink, clear and most readable. (VG+). $165. 

20341f. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR REVENUE CUTTER NO. 18 {FOR SERVICE AT NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS]. GPO. 1907. 112p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 1,000 horsepower, 775 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the coast of Massachusetts. Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original stiff board binding, spine tape reinforced. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-).  $98 net.

 

27392. (cabinet photo) Seaman, U. S. Revenue Cutter Oliver Wolcott c.1890 by New Photo Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington Territory. Rare early albumen portrait photograph shows a seaman of the U. S. Revenue Cutter Oliver Wolcott. On his cap, the name “Wolcott” can be read on the tally. The "U.S.R.C. Oliver Wolcott" was a well-known early steam-driven cutter employed in patrolling arctic waters and the suppression of smuggling after the purchase of Alaska in 1867. Condition is very good, with only light wear and a hint of soiling. There is an very minor bump to the extreme upper left corner of the mount and a tiny and inconsequential surface rub at the arm. (VG). $148. 

United States Revenue Marine [Cutter] Service

 Rare, original uniform coat buttons are available in different styles as described below.

   

  

A few examples shown above

 

#6658-1.  Revenue Cutter Service Button. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  26mm (1”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane NY.”  $42.

#6658-3.  Revenue Cutter Service Button. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  16mm (5/8”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane NY.”  $36.

#6658-4.  Revenue Cutter Service Button. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane NY.” $38.

#6658yy.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 11 stars chevron,  anchor fluke does not touch border. (FD 10Av*)  15mm (9/16”)  “Scovill Mfg Co .” $54.

#6658bb.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke does not touch border. (FD 10A*)  21mm (13/16”)  “J Gminder Baltimore.”   $54.

#6658kk.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke does not touch border. (FD 10A*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Scovill Mfg Co Waterbury.”  $68.

#6658LL.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Waterbury Button Co”  $58.

#6658mm.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Waterbury Button Co”   $58.

#6658cc.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane NY.”   $58.

#6658p.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane AN.”  $58.

#6658q.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Waterbury Button Co.”  $58.

#6658t.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane AN.”  $58.

#6658x.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope edging. 13 stars chevron,  anchor fluke touches border. (FD 10B*)  21mm (13/16”)  “Waterbury Button Co.”  $58.

#6658n.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plane anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  14mm (9/16”)  “E. L. E. & Co. London .”     $48.

#6658y.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plane anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Tomms Melvain & Co. New York.” $62.

#6658ee.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plain anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Tomrs Meivain & Co New York.” $62.

#6658gg.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plane anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “E. L. E. & Co. London .”  $48.

#6658pp  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 13 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plane anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Tomes Melvain & Co. New York”. $62.

#6658rr.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border with inner circle of rope. 12 stars on an irregular chevron, on a lined field, plane anchor on bar. (FD 11B*)  20mm (13/16”)  “Tomes Melvain & Co. New York.” $48.

#6658u.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing over the shank. (FD 13A*)  25mm (1”)  “Oehm & Co. Baltimore.”  $68.

#6658s.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing over the shank. (FD 13A*)  25mm (1”)  “Oehm & Co. Baltimore.” $68.

#6658vv.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing over the shank. (FD 13A*)  25mm (1”)  “Oehm & Co. Baltimore.”   $68.

#6658ww.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  21mm (3/4”)  “Shannon Miller & Crane AN.”  $68.

#6658ii.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  25mm (1”)  “Heiberger Washington.” $68.

#6658hh.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  25mm (1”)  “Heiberger Washington.”  $68.

#6658oo.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  25mm (1”)  “Oak Hall Clothing Co. Boston.” $68.

#6658tt.  Revenue Cutter Service. 2-piece with border and rope inner circle,  anchor rope passing under the shank. (FD 13B*)  25mm (1”)  “Waterbury Button Co. Waterbury Con.”  $78.

27383. [document] U. S. Revenue Marine [Cutter Service], Form #8, RECEIPT FOR RATIONS DELIVERED ON BOARD UNITED STATES REVENUE STEAMER MOCCASIN . c.1875. Full 8 ½” x 14” form sheet, printed both sides is filled out for rations for the US Revenue Steamer Moccasin for the month ending March 31st, 1875. Form lists the various rations and amounts delivered for 13 persons for 31 days. Form is signed by  Lieutenant A[lbert] Buhner when the supplies were received. Form is printed, and then filled out in ink. Form is clean, light overall browning and to original folds. Rare early Revenue Cutter document. (VG-).  $78.

27100b. Crew, U. S. Revenue Cutter Onondaga (c.1900) Large 8” x 10” b/w photograph shows the crew of the Revenue Cutter Onondaga (1898-1931)  posed in front of their quarters in about 1900. Clear, close view with good detail though a bit faded from age and sunning. 10” x 12” mount has moderate chipping on all sides but will re-mat nicely. Good view of uniforms. (G+). $64.

   

United States Revenue Cutter Service Dinnerware

These are a scarce original china dinnerware pieces from the United States Revenue Cutter Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century and early years of the Twentieth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms.

 This pattern is in rust, brown, green and blue, and consists of a floral pattern around the rim. In the center of the rim is the United States Revenue Cutter emblem in rust with crossed anchors behind.

 20238e,f. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service saucer in the rust, blue/gray and pink “U.S.R.C.S.” flower  pattern. Dish is quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Dish is back-marked “ZZ” and imprinted with " Greenwood China , Trenton N.J. ” This mark dates to 1886-1910. There are no other markings visible. Saucer is complete, no chips, with only very light expected wear. In wonderful condition,  round, and measures 4 7/8” . (VG+).  $328 net.

 20238g. [same]. c. 1886-1910. Saucer is complete but with two chips on the underside. Not visible from the top, with only very light expected wear. 4 7/8” . (VG-).   $288 net.

8341-11, 16, 17. (bone dish) United States Revenue Cutter Service Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service bread or bone dish in the rust colored “U.S.R.C.S.” flower  pattern. This is a scarce original china dinnerware piece from the United States Revenue Cutter Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century and early years of the Twentieth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms. Dish is quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. This pattern is in rust, brown, and green, and consists of a floral pattern around the rim. In the center of the rim is the United States Revenue Cutter emblem in rust with crossed anchors behind. Dish is back-marked “Greenwood China, Trenton, N.J. Dish is complete, no chips, with little if any wear. In wonderful condition. Dish is oval, and measures 6 5/8” x 3 ¼”. $268 each. (4 available).

  

8341-7. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service demitasse cup in the rust, blue/gray and pink “U.S. Revenue Cutter Service” flower  pattern. Cup is back-marked “Z” and may have been manufactured by Greenwood China Company, Trenton N.J. There are no other markings visible. Cup is quite attractive and is complete, no chips, with little if any expected wear. In wonderful condition,  measures 2 ¼” high. (VG+). $366 net.

8341-8,9. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service demitasse cup in the rust, blue/gray and pink “U.S. Revenue Cutter Service” flower  pattern. Cup is back-marked “Z” and may have been manufactured by Greenwood China Company, Trenton N.J. There are no other markings visible. Cup is quite attractive and is complete, no chips but one closed crack to the handle, otherwise with little if any expected wear. A wonderful piece,  measures 2 ¼” high. (VG-). $286 net.

This pattern is one of the two the later pattern used just before the service was combined with the Life Saving Service to form the Coast Guard. The pattern is done in rust and green, and consists of one green stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin rust stripes. Beneath, in a green shield, are the letters “USRCS” in an intertwining pattern. This pattern would be continued into the early Coast Guard with only the letters changed to “USCG”.

 8341ggg. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service large meat platter in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Platter is quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Dish is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Platter is complete, no chips, with only light expected wear, in wonderful condition. Platter is oval, and measures 17 5/8” by 12 ¾” . An extremely rare piece and pattern.  (VG).  $725 net.

 8341hhh. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service bread plate in the rare later intertwined “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Plate is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Plate has one large 3/4" chip from under the rim but not visible from the top, and is otherwise quite clean and presentable. Plate measures 7 5/8” in diameter. An affordable alternative of this extremely rare pattern. (VG-).    $285 net.

 20238h. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service cup / saucer set in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Demi cup and saucer are quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Pieces are back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Both pieces are in superb condition, complete, no chips, with very little if any expected wear. In wonderful condition. Demi cup measures 2 ½”  in diameter by 2 ¼” high. Saucer measures 4 5/8” in diameter. An extremely rare pattern.  (VG+).  $688 net.

 

  

8341qqq. (platter) United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service medium meat platter in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Platter is quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Dish is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Platter is complete, no chips, with only very light if any  expected wear, in wonderful condition. Platter is oval, and measures 12 3/8” by 8 5/8” . An extremely rare piece and pattern.  (VG+).  $725 net.

8341ggg. (platter) United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service large meat platter in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Platter is quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. Dish is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Platter is complete, no chips, with only light expected wear, in wonderful condition. Platter is oval, and measures 17 5/8” by 12 ¾” . An extremely rare piece and pattern.  (VG).  $725 net.

 8341hhh. (bread plate) United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service bread plate in the rare later intertwined “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. Plate is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Plate has one large 3/4" chip from under the rim but not visible from the top, and is otherwise quite clean and presentable. Plate measures 7 5/8” in diameter. An affordable alternative of this extremely rare pattern. (VG-).    $285 net.

20238h. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service cup / saucer set in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. This is a scarce original china dinnerware set from the United States Revenue Cutter Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century and early years of the Twentieth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms. Demi cup and saucer are quite attractive, with little if any  expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. This pattern is the later pattern used just before the service was combined with the Life Saving Service to form the Coast Guard. The pattern is done in rust and brown, and consists of one green stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin rust stripes. Beneath, in a green shield, are the letters “USRCS” in an intertwining pattern. This pattern would be continued into the early Coast Guard with only the letters changed to “USCG”. Dish is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Both pieces are in superb condition, complete, no chips, with very little if any expected wear. In wonderful condition. Demi cup measures 2 ½”  in diameter by 2 ¼” high. Saucer measures 4 5/8” in diameter. An extremely rare pattern.  (VG+).  $688 net.  

   

20238j. United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” Dinnerware. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service saucer in the rare later intertwined  “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. This is a scarce original china dinnerware piece from the United States Revenue Cutter Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century and early years of the Twentieth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms. This pattern is the later pattern used just before the service was combined with the Life Saving Service to form the Coast Guard. The pattern is done in rust and brown, and consists of one green stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin rust stripes. Beneath, in a green shield, are the letters “USRCS” in an intertwining pattern. This pattern would be continued into the early Coast Guard with only the letters changed to “USCG”. Saucer is back-marked “M China L”. There are no other markings visible. Saucer has one large 3/4" chip from rim but is otherwise clean and presentable.  Saucer measures 4 5/8” in diameter. An affordable alternative of this extremely rare pattern.  (VG+).  $125 net.  

21407a-f. [document] U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. c.1891. Seven sheets available, each printed both sides with U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. Each form is filled out for rations for the US Revenue Cutter "Dix" at Galveston, Texas and dated in the 1890’s. Form lists the number of officers, seamen, boys, firemen and coal-passers and the rations needed for each, rations on hand, and cost. Forms are each signed by the Captain or 1st. Lieutenant, and then receipted by the Lieutenant when the supplies were received. Forms are printed, and then filled out in ink. Each page is double sided [ie. two forms]. Some moisture stained but overall bright. Six sheets available, each different with different signatures but all RC Dix. (G+). $26 each.

 

20341a. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER TO BE KNOWN AS “NO. 1, R.C.S.” [ Gresham ] [FOR THE GREAT LAKES ]. GPO. 1895. 101p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 2,000 horsepower, 900 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes . Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine tape reinforced, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-).  $108 net.

20341e. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER to be known as “NO. 2, R.C.S.” [FOR SERVICE ON THE NEW ENGLAND COAST]. GPO. 1895. 101p. Inscribed as property of D. C. Chester, Superindent of Machinery. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a cutter designed for use in New England. Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. some wear, wraps worn about the edges, still bright. (VG-). $108 net.

20341d. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING A SINGLE-SCREW STEEL PROPELLER FOR THE U. S. REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE [TO BE KNOWN AS] “NO. 6, R.C.S.” . GPO. 1897. 61p. Complete builders specifications for complete construction for a 188-foot, 706 ton displacement revenue cutter. Includes all aspects of construction and equipment excluding power plant. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, marbled page edges. Hinges worn, becoming loose. Contents quite clean, crisp. Some wear. (VG-).  $98 net.

20341c. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER “NO. 7, R.C.S.” [ Gresham ] [FOR SERVICE ON THE GREAT LAKES ]. GPO. 1900. 104p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 1,200 horsepower, 620 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes . Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine covering worn off,  marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. some wear. (G+).  $108 net.

20341b. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER “NO. 7, R.C.S.” [FOR SERVICE ON THE GREAT LAKES ]. GPO. 1900. 104p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 1,200 horsepower, 620 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes . Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine tape reinforced, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-).    $108 net.

20341g. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING A STEEL SINGLE-SCREW VESSEL FOR THE U. S. REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE [TO BE KNOWN AS] “REVENUE CUTTER NO. 26.” . GPO. 1914. 159p. Complete builders specifications for complete construction for a 165-foot 6 inch, 900 ton displacement revenue cutter. Includes all aspects of construction of hull and equipment excluding power plant. In original black cloth bound stiff wrap binding. Some wear and light soiling to wraps, contents quite clean, crisp. (VG-).  $78 net.

20341h. U. S. Coast Guard. SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING A STEEL SINGLE-SCREW VESSEL FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD [TO BE KNOWN AS] “COAST GUARD CUTTER NO. 44.” . GPO. 1926. 100p. Complete builders specifications for complete construction for a 216-foot, 2,050 ton displacement Coast Guard cutter. Includes all aspects of construction of hull and equipment excluding power plant. In original black cloth bound stiff wrap binding. Some wear and light soiling to wraps, contents quite clean, crisp. (VG-).  $78 net.

2024c. Noble, Dennis. HISTORICAL REGISTER U. S. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE OFFICERS 1790-1914. Coast Guard Historian’s Office. Wash. 1990. 81p. Stiff govt. wraps. Finally, gathered into one easy to use source, is as complete as possible record of the officers and promotional patterns of the U. S. Revenue Cutter Service from the 1790’s until 1914. The register is arranged alphabetically and includes the officer’s name, ranks attained and dates. Interestingly enough, includes officers resigned to the Confederacy, 2nd Lt. Thomas D. Fister who was struck from the rolls for surrendering the McClellan, as well as other information. Quite scarce. (M).   $88.

2792. [glass negative] U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury. c.1900. Unusual b/w glass negative featuring the U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury in the ice in Penobscot Bay off Searsport, Maine. The USRC Mahoning was a steam-powered revenue cutter built in 1863-64 at Philadelphia  and was one of six Pawtuxet-class tenders that entered service that year. This class was the first steam-powered cutters to enter service since the 1840s. Their contracts called for hulls of oak, locust, and white oak with iron diagonal bracing. Their machinery was considered to be too complicated, however, and all save Mahoning had only a short career. She was placed in commission in the Revenue Marine on 18 July 1864 and she patrolled the American coastline from Massachusetts to Maine for the major portion of her active career. On 5 June 1873, she was renamed Levi Woodbury and continued her patrols of the New England coast through the last quarter of the 19th century from her base at Portland, Maine. On 19 July 1915, after the creation of the Coast Guard, the Woodbury was placed out of commission at Portland, having been one of the longest serving cutter in the Revenue Cutter Service's history. The negative is large 4” x 5” and would provide a large clear print. We have included a computer generated print with this negative for your information. A superb, clear image. (VG).   $88 net.

 2051. (souvenir cup & saucer) c.1900 A petite, bright commemorative cup and saucer featuring a beautiful, detailed full color image of “U. S. Revenue Cutter Windom, Port Arthur, Texas” on a rose color background. The delicate, bright cup measures 2 ¼” in diameter and 2 ¼” high with a 4 3/8” saucer, and both are enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim. Labeled “Made in Austria ….” Very clean, no cracks or checks, a very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Such RCS china is extremely scarce. (VG+). $88.

U.S. REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE DISCHARGE PAPERS. Seaman / Fireman George Frederick

#25168. U.S. REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE DISCHARGE PAPERS. Seaman / Fireman George Frederick. 7 YEARS. 1901,1902,1904,1905,1907,1908,1909.
2 DIFFERENT STYLES 1901-1905, 1907-1909:

1904 discharged as a Seaman from the U.S. STEAMER MORRILL.
1905 discharged as a SEAMEN AT LOOKOUT.
1907 discharged as a Seaman from the U.S.R.C. MACKINAC.
1908 discharged as a Seaman from the U.S.R.C. MACKINAC. Reason for discharge Vessel going out of Commission, Note on discharge "Re-enlisted on Mackinac April 21,1909".
1909 discharged as a Seaman from the U.S.R.C. MACKINAC. Reason for discharge Vessel going out of Commission, Note on discharge "Re-enlisted on Mackinac April 1,1910".
Civil Service / Light-House Service Notice of Rating 1909
Civil Service / Light-House Service Notice of Rating for position of Assistant Keeper 1911
9 pieces at $58 each. 
25166. U. S. Revenue Cutter Service pocket notebook $145 (shown above)
U. S. Revenue Cutter Service letter sheets $5 each (35 sheets available, 2 styles) Light moisture to one corner.


In 1911 George Frederick became a lighthouse keeper at the Whitefish Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Michigan. That same year he past away at Whitefish Point.

W-01. Strobridge, Truman R. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. June 1982. 148p. Soft wraps. An important research text, provides a comprehensive listing of writings related to the US Coast Guard, from archival, fictional, historic and technical sources listed alphabetically by author and by topic. Included are descriptions of content and publication information. Subject index includes: Administration and Organization, aids to navigation, Aviation, Biographies, Civil War, Cutters, Training, Equipment and Facilities, Expeditions, Flags Ensigns Pennants and Customs, Icebreaking, Law Enforcement, Medicine and Science, Minorities, Port Security, Prohibition Era, Revenue Cutter Service, Search and Rescue, Spanish-American War, Uniforms, World War I and II, and much more. Extremely valuable for research or collectors. Clean, crisp. (VG+). $34.  

  26324b. (voucher forms) U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. Four-part form #2020 ½  for the U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Voucher for Light and Heat for Officers of the Revenue-Cutter Service. Clean, not filled out, four-sided form is dated 1907 and was used for reimbursement to officers for fuel used for heat and light. (VG+).  $48.

2737. Treasury Department. RECORD OF MOVEMENTS. VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. 1790 - DECEMBER 31, 1933. Wash. DC. GPO 1988. Reprint of 1933 edition by Coast Guard Historian's Office. Oblong 4to. 675 pp. Introductory note says this is a "standard work that has long stood the test of time.", an understatement. This compendium includes every major vessel over 75-feet in length of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard up to 1933, recording its major movements including dates, details, locations, mission or occurrences and much more. Also includes aircraft in the 20’s and 30’s, seized vessels, and more. Superb reference. Fine condition (F). $185

26303. United States Revenue Cutter Service. Annual Report of the United States Revenue-Cutter Service. Wash. 1914. 209p. Soft wraps. Bound in hard-cover library binding. $145.  

26199. Treasury Department. REGULATIONS FOR THE REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES 1907. GPO. 1907. 293p. with numerous additional tipped in General Orders, amendments and updates. Inscribed on inside front wrap “J. E. Bagger, U.S.R.C.S.” Extremely rare original document includes complete instructions and regulations for officers and members of the Revenue Cutter Service. Included is the organization, duties, classification of stations, appointments, rank, command and duty, duties of officers, duties of warrant officers and petty officers, enlistments, ratings, discipline, uniforms, honors and distinctions, pay allowances, public property, boards, courts, tables and forms, Revenue Cutter Service depot, school of instruction, and much more. Moderate wear, in original green government gilt embossed boards, contents tight, with numerous corrections and additions. Wraps with moderate wear, spine intact but beginning to wear through. This is an extremely rare and early document. (G+).  $225 net. 

20312c. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1892. GPO. 1892. 22p. Signed in frontis as property of John Hull. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean though age toned, tight. Gilt embossed maroon wraps lightly worn. (VG).  $174.

26302q. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1906. GPO. 1906. 84p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Gilt embossed blue wraps lightly worn. Uncommonly nice condition. (VG+).   $134.

26302r. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1909. GPO. 1909. 104p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Gilt embossed blue wraps lightly worn. Uncommonly nice condition. (VG+).  $134.

26302m. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1917. GPO. 1917. 87p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302t. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1918. GPO. 1918. 89p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302L. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1920. GPO. 1920. 106p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG). $56.

26302k. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1925. GPO. 1925. 148p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302h. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. March 15, 1927. GPO. 1927. 138p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302g. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1928. GPO. 1928. 144p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302o. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1929. GPO. 1929. 142p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302i. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1930. GPO. 1930. 136p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, somewhat worn. Quite good condition. (VG-). $56.

26302v. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1931. GPO. 1931. 141p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302f. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1932. GPO. 1932. 139p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302u. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1933. GPO. 1933. 142p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG). $56.

26302w. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. July 1, 1941. GPO. 1941. 187p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG). $56.

 

26302v. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1931. GPO. 1931. 141p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26304. United States Coast Guard. Register of the Officers, Vessels and Stations of the United States Coast Guard. Wash. January 1, 1918. 89p. Soft wraps. Bound in hard-cover library binding.$135.

Historic Vessels of the United States Revenue Marine and Coast Guard

These large 11”h x 17”w black line printed profile views of vessels of the Service were published by the Coast Guard for the Bicentennial. These detailed views depict the various types of vessels in typical configurations and clearly show every detail of the vessel. Establishing the exact configuration of many of these vessels was something of a challenge, as photos or plans of many of these vessels no longer exist. Using original deck plans, photographs of the time, profiles obtained from the National Archives, or descriptions of alterations and various other sources, the artists have been able to reconstruct how these rare vessels probably appeared during these periods. Printed in black on white, heavy stock, this fine collection of views is suitable for framing and would be a fine way to decorate your hallway or den. Some include written detailed historical sketch and description of configuration, usage and historical source material. Clean, crisp, may be some bending near edges but can be easily matted out. #20166 @ $14.75 ea.

Early Sailing Cutters

d. U.S. Revenue Cutter ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1831 ~ 1853

Coast Guard Vessels of the Prohibition Era

g. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter PORTER 1924 ~ 1933

j. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter CHELAN 1928 ~ 1941

The Coast Guard and Amphibious Warfare 1941 - 1945

s. U.S.S. JOSEPH T. DICKMAN 1941 ~ 1946. Manned by the Coast Guard.

t. U.S.S. LST 785 1944 ~ 1946. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

World War II Coast Guard Cutters

k. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SEA CLOUD 1942 ~ 1943

l. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter COBB 1943 ~ 1946

Coast Guard and Coast Guard-Manned Vessels of World War II

o. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA 1932 ~ 1943. 1943 configuration.

q. U.S. Army Supply Vessel FS-550 1944 ~ 1945. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

r. U.S.S. ALBUQUERQUE 1943 ~ 1945. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Post World War II Coast Guard and Coast Guard-Manned Vessels

w. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON commissioned 1967-.

x. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR SEA commissioned 1978-.

y. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LEGARE commissioned 1990-.

z. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary MARLIN 300. 1997-.

aa. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE. 1994 configuration.

 

B-310. (photograph) U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. c.1910. Unusual early photo shows assembly of Petty Officers and Warrant Officers posing for the camera. Photo measures 7 ½” x 9 ½” , backed with linen and is clear and clean in the image area. Margins have some soiling and edge wear. Good view of uniforms, rare view. (VG-). Reduced $156.

 

20515a. Framed photograph U. S. Revenue Steamer Levi Woodbury. 22" x 26" framed albumen photograph on mat. Photo is of the crew on deck. Moisture staining to mat but does not affect photographs  and can be matted out. Photo is clear, fair contrast. Original frames intact but worn, need re-gluing. $285 net.

2766. (photo) Instrument Room, U. S. Revenue Cutter c.1910. Close, clear photo of early U. S. Revenue Cutter instrument bench including a number of electrical controls, recording barograph, what appears to be a volt meter for reading thermocouples, and other equipment. On the wall can be seen a broadside reading “United States Revenue-Cutter Service, Weekly Routine ….”  Close clear real photo image shows the rare view of this early equipment and the first that I have ever seen taken in the interior of the vessel. Clear, close b/w images on postcard paper. 3 ½” x 5 ½”, not postmarked. (VG+). $88.

2754. (stereoview) U. S. Revenue Marine Steamer, New Orleans, La. c.1910. Rare stereoview is hand colored and provides a view from the bow of a U. S. Revenue Steamer moored at the dock. Clearly visible on the bow are “U.S.R.M.” This view came from a collection of New Orleans views and is clear and close, though a bit light. Rare to find views of revenue cutters in any form. (VG). $34.

21198. Todd, Frederick P., AMERICAN MILITARY EQUIPAGE 1851-1872 VOLUME III. With original illustrations by George Woodbridge. The Company of Military Historians, Providence , RI , 1978. oversize, 8 1/2" x 11", hardcover, pages 521-719, with four color plates, vintage photographs and numerous illustrations. This volume covers Part Three - Confederate States Navy and Marine Corps, United States Navy and Marines Corps. Part Four - Armies of the States and Territories - The States Forces - Alabama , Arkansas , California , Colorado Territory , Connecticut . Includes information on Officers dress, warrant officers, petty officers, seaman’s dress, Revenue Marine - Revenue Cutter Service, firearms, swords, dirks, knives, pikes battle axes, accouterments, flags, 1859 uniform, insignia, small arms, colors and flags, CSA Marine Corps, state regiments of the Civil War, Order of Battle, and much more. Great reference book for collectors and historians. (M). $46.50.  

6101z. Evans, Stephen H., THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790-1915 A DEFINITIVE HISTORY. U. S. Naval Institute, MD. Fourth Printing 1963. 228pp. DJ. Very clean, tight, near fine condition in lightly worn dj. Illustrated with photos. One of the more complete histories of the Revenue Cutter Service and early Coast Guard including Lighthouse and Life-Saving Service. (I use it extensively to identify and research various Revenue cutters, etc.) Clean, crisp, in fine condition. (F)  $62.  

 The following four items are from the same family estate and relate to the same RCS officer:

   

25305a. (portrait photograph) U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. Superb portrait of a cadet before his graduation from the Academy. Photo measures 4 ½” x 6 ½” on 8” x 11” paper. Image is close, clear, chip to corner, perfect for framing. (VG-). $68 net.

25164a. (photo) U. S. Revenue Cutter Itasca Crew Photo c.1908. The USS Itasca was commissioned in 1893 and in the summer of 1907 through 1908, the Revenue Cadets made their cruise. Taken at LeHarve, France in 1908, photo shows excellent details of the crew in their uniforms posing for the camera. Measuring 4 ½” x 6”, photo is clear and crisp, though chipped and worn on the edges. One corner fold. Still a rare close view. (G+). $44.

25164b. (vintage copy photo) U. S. Revenue Cutter Itasca Crew Photo c.1908. The USS Itasca was commissioned in 1893 and in the summer of 1907 through 1908, the Revenue Cadets made their cruise. Taken at LeHarve, France in 1908, photo shows excellent details of the crew in their uniforms posing for the camera. Measuring 8” x 10”, photo is clear and crisp, only very light wear. A rare close view. (VG). $38.   

22197b. [Collection of photos and documents, US Coast Cutters Algonquin, Redwing, Tallapoosa, Unulga, Itasca, Shoshone c. 1920’s & 1930’s.]

Wonderful extensive collection highlight the day to day duties of a Coast Guardsman in the 1920’s. It appears from the photographs that the owner once served aboard the CGC Algonquin in the Northwest, later being transferred to the Shoshone and others. Original album contains over 300 original b/w photographs of Coast Guard vessels, station life, gun drills, action and fires at sea, on leave and much more. Photos are in the 3x3 to 3x5 range and are mounted on album pages from the era. Interesting clear, close views are all in vg or better condition, pages a bit brittle from age but nicely intact.

22268. In addition the lot includes a wonderful U.S.C.G.C. Algonquin tinted photograph. The Algonquin was commissioned from 1898- 1930. During the early 1920"s she was assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol out of Seattle Washington and Astoria Oregon. The Algonquin was once a vessel of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, transferring to the Coast Guard in 1915. The photograph measures 10" X 7" and is framed in in a vintage frame measuring 11 1/2" X 7 1/2". Early color is good, slight crease not to break surface, and very slight staining, no water damage. Identified in l/l corner "U.S.C.G.C. Algonquin June - 5 – 1920".

Additional items in lot include: Cash Pay Receipts; newspaper article describing the succesful war patrom of the submarine USS Wahoo; Specimine Examination Manual for Merchant Marine Deck Officer, USCG. 1943; US Coast Guard, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Seaman, 1951.

This collection was purchased from an estate in Astoria Oregon and is as found and provides a wonderful glimpse into early Coast Guard life. Complete lot of 310 items: $431 net.

JK-8. [cabinet photograph] U. S. Revenue Cutter McCulloch. c.1880’s. Original portrait cabinet photograph of a seaman of the U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. This wonderful posed portrait photograph shows a young seaman posing at a large caliber gun on the McCulloch. Clearly visible is the band on his cap lettered "U.S.R.C. McCulloch". Photo measures 4 ½" x 6 ½" on 7" x 9" mount. Clean, clear, and crisp, a wonderful image and quite rare. Scribed in ink on base of photo is "P. Marcelo….". (VG+). $328 net.

20434. [cabinet photo] U. S. REVENUE STEAMER DEXTER – Starboard Watch 1898. By Eugene Paul Tilghman, New Bedford. Wonderful period cabinet photo shows the U. S. Revenue Steamer Dexter moored in New Bedford Harbor. Photo measures 4 5/8" x 6 5/8" on 7" x 9" mat, and shows great detail of the starboard side of the vessel. Printed label beneath the photo "U. S. Revenue Str. Dexter, Starboard Watch 1898." On the back it is noted that photographer Eugent Paul Tilghman was one of only two black photographers in New Bedford and one of only a few in New England. Mr. Tilghman was born in New Bedford on June 13, 1858 and passed away on December 23, 1909. During his career he lived at #163 Williams Street in New Bedford. Mr. Tilghman was one of the few photographers in the area allowed to take official Revenue Cutter Service photographs, making this view important both for the subject but for the photographer himself. Quite clear and close view. Mat is heavily chipped and moisture stained, which affects the photo in some areas. Some wear but photo itself intact. (G-). $128 net.

A-146. [calendar 1928] Manitowoc Savings Bank, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Prominent is a 7 ¼" x 9" photograph of a Manitowoc Harbor Scene in 1890 showing clear crisp images of the US Revenue Cutter Andrew Johnson. The Andrew Johnson was a 499 ton side-wheeled cutter, built in Buffalo in 1865 and mounting three guns, and manned by a compliment of 7 officers and 30 men. Also moored near her are the steamer Nevada, wrecker Favorite, and the tugs Monarch and Arctic. Beautiful clear, crisp view and superb for hanging in your Great Lakes office or den. (VG). $78.

22468. United States Revenue Cutter Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1913. Wash. 1913. 153p. United States Revenue Cutter Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1914. Wash. 1914. 209p. Both reports bound together in hard cover library binding. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, assistance to vessels, construction and repairs, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrols, removal of derelicts, special reports on saving of life, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find these reports. Overall clean, tight, unusually good condition. (VG+). $338 net.

21407a-f. [document] U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. c.1891. Seven sheets available, each printed both sides with U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. Each form is filled out for rations for the US Revemnue Cutter "Dix" at Galveston, Texas and dated in the 1890’s. Form lists the number of officers, seamen, boys, firemen and coal-passers and the rations needed for each, rations on hand, and cost. Forms are each signed by the Captain or 1st. Lieutenant, and then receipted by the Lieutenant when the supplies were received. Forms are printed, and then filled out in ink. Each page is double sided [ie. two forms]. Some moisture stained but overall bright. Six sheets available, each different with different signatures but all RC Dix. (G+). $26 each.

466. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TRANSMITTING AN ESTIMATE OF THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE YEAR 1817. Wash. Davis. 1817. Folio size. 54p. Includes appropriations for all departments including detailed estimates for the Light-House Establishment (3p.). In addition to oil and supplies, includes appropriations for buil21407a-c. [document] U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. c.1891. Seven sheets available, each printed both sides with U. S. Revenue Cutter Service, Form 2007, Requisition for Rations. Each form is filled out for rations for the US Revemnue Cutter "Dix" at Galveston, Texas and dated in the 1890’s. Form lists the number of officers, seamen, boys, firemen and coal-passers and the rations needed for each, rations on hand, and cost. Forms are each signed by the Captain or 1st. Lieutenant, and then receipted by the Lieutenant when the supplies were received. Forms are printed, and then filled out in ink. Each page is double sided [ie. two forms]. Some moisture stained but overall bright. Six sheets available, each different with different signatures but all RC Dix. (G+). $26 each.

22470. United States Revenue Cutter Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1912. Wash. 1913. 137p. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, assistance to vessels, construction and repairs, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrols, removal of derelicts, special reports on saving of life, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find these reports. Overall clean, tight, unusually good condition. Rebound in hard cover library binding. (VG+). $258 net.

20341a. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service.. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER TO BE KNOWN AS "NO. 1, R.C.S." [Gresham] [FOR THE GREAT LAKES]. GPO. 1895. 101p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 2,000 horsepower, 900 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes. Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine tape reinforced, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-). $138 net.

20341a. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service.. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER TO BE KNOWN AS "NO. 1, R.C.S." [Gresham] [FOR THE GREAT LAKES]. GPO. 1895. 101p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 2,000 horsepower, 900 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes. Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine tape reinforced, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-). $138 net.

A-134. [receipt] US Revenue Cutter Service. Rare printed receipt from George Wolf, Collector of Customs in Philadelphia for $105 in compensation delivered to Francis Sheppard for services as oarsman in the United States Revenue Barge for the quarter ending September 31, 1840. Signed by Francis Sheppard with his mark and witnessed, the printed form is filled out in ink. 6 ½" x 8" document is clean and crisp and provides a rare insight into the service. (VG+). $54.

20341b. U. S. Revenue-Cutter Service.. SPECIFICATIONS FOR-TRIPPLE EXPANSION SINGLE-SCREW PROPELLING ENGINE WITH BOILERS AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY FOR A REVENUE CUTTER "NO. 7, R.C.S." [FOR SERVICE ON THE GREAT LAKES]. GPO. 1900. 104p. Complete builders specifications for engines and machinery for a 1,200 horsepower, 620 ton displacement cutter designed for use on the Great Lakes. Includes all aspects of construction and auxiliary machinery. In original gilt embossed black cloth binding, spine tape reinforced, marbled page edges. Contents quite clean, crisp. Light wear. (VG-). $148 net. 

21165. Treasury Department, United States Revenue Marine. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. Wash. 1891. 30p. 4TO. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for the officers and men including full dress, dress, undress and service dress uniforms. In addition to complete uniform rules, includes 40 diagramed plates on 16 pages detailing overall uniforms, epaulets, hat styles, buckle, ratings and insignia, sword, and much more. Extremely rare in any form!. (Photocopy $12.).

 

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