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Soldier in Grey Uniform, Blue Forage Cap Sixteenth Plate Tintype

An extremely fine sixteenth plate tintype of a possibly Confederate Virginia soldier wearing a grey coat with white bands across the chest, and a blue forage cap. This may be the uniform of the Virginia Mounted Rifles who are known to have worn a similar uniform at the beginning of the War. The blue forage cap was also common among Virginia troops, and remained regulation for some units throughout the War. This image shows a young man in a fairly high collared tunic with a single brush epaulette, so this may even pre-date the War. It is in a paper matte inside a gold matte, in a very nice leatherette case with a red velvet pad.  Dimensions: 2 3/8 by 2 7/8 by 5/8 in the case when closed. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

Excellent overall. The paper matte has a small torn area, but the image, the gold matte, and the case are all excellent. 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
$182
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.