We are Janet & Bedford Hayes sole owners and operators of
Gunsight Antiques
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With over forty years in the field, we have acquired many items for a personal family
collection and placed a wide range of artifacts and historic memorabilia with private
collectors and organizations. A strong emphasis on early to mid 19th century Americana
with a particular focus on the broadest range of Civil War era collectibles is the
hallmark of our service. Through our commitment to fairness and honesty to buyers and
sellers alike, our personal love for the field, and commitment to preservation, we have
been fortunate to count beginning enthusiasts and the nations most prestigious collectors
and historic institutions as valued and repeat clients.
Our client list includes
A & E Civil War Journal; American Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian National Museum); Carlisle Barracks
U.S. Army Military Museum, Carlisle, Pa.; Endview Plantation, Newport News, Va.; Fifth Maine
Regimental Association Museum; Gene Autry Great Western Museum, LA, Cal.; Hampton Roads
Museum, Va.; Maine Historical Society; Maine Historical Preservation Commission; Maine State
Museum; Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Va.; Military Order of the Loyal Legion Museum,
Pa.; Pejebscot Historical Society, Brunswick, Maine; U.S. Medical and Surgical Museum, Frederick,
Md.; U. S. Navy Museum, Washington D.C.; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. and others.
Additionally we are pleased to count credits in numerous historic books on the Civil War with photos and
research contributions to the
Ken Burns PBS series on the American Civil War.