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Civil War era English Rifle Volunteer Tintype with 2-band Enfield Rifle in Union Case

An outstanding ninth plate tintype of an English Rifle Volunteer in his dress uniform including Albert shako with black rooster’s feathers, and a 2-band Enfield rifle with his Enfield saber bayonet sheathed at his side. The image is of spectacular clarity and shows him wearing a snake buckle and cartridge box on his belt. He is wearing a Hodden grey uniform with frogging on the chest, and has huge “Dundreary” mutton chop sideburns. The case is a superb gutta percha Union case with a rich purple velvet pad, with a Gothic 4-pointed rose pattern on the outside. Behind the image is the photographer’s label of “W. Boswell, Jun. Photographer, Magdalen Street Norwich Portraits in this style sixpence.” The case was extra! The image has a gold matte. Dimensions: 2 3/8 by 2 7/8 by ¾ of an inch in the case when closed. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The image and case are nearly mint except for a small crack in the gutta oercha on the side next to the top hinge. 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
$756
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.