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.