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3 Sailors, all with Boatswain’s Whistles Sixth Plate Tintype

An interesting Civil War era sixth plate tintype of three sailors, each wearing the flat “Donald Duck” style cap, and each one wearing the braided white cord of a Boatswain’s pipe or whistle. The two in front have different cuffs as well, one having three stripes on his cuff, and the other only two stripes. The seated one on the left is looking quite jolly, as is the one at top, while the seated one on the right is looking slightly grim. The image is not cased or matted. Dimensions: 2.5 by 3.5 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The image is quite sharp and clear, but has deteriorated at the edges where rust has begun to separate the emulsion from the plate. There is also a small dent on the left hand sailor’s cap. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

Estimate: $50 - $100
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$121
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.