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Medal of Honor Winner Quarter Plate Tintype in Gutta Percha Frame

An exceptionally nice tintype of a seated man wearing a Civil War issue US Medal of Honor on his vest. He is a young man in civilian attire, so the image may have been made soon after the award or right after the War. The ribbon of the medal has been painted blue, and the anchor suspension is just visible, as is the suspension brooch at the top of the medal. The subject is seated in a chair, leaning on a cushion and looking into the lens. The image is gold matted and in a gutta percha frame. Dimensions:  The image is 3 ¼ by 4 ¼ inches. The frame is 5 ½ by 6 3/8 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The tintype appears to be in mint condition. The gutta percha frame has its upper right corner broken, but the piece is present. 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: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$817
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.