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Two Union Soldiers &Two Possible Confederates

Four unrelated Civil War era images, 2 tintypes of Union soldiers, and one of possible Confederate, plus a ruby ambrotype of a Southern looking gentleman.

A gem tintype of superb quality of a Union soldier in frock coat and forage cap. It is in a gold matte.

A cased ninth plate tintype of a Union soldier in either a shell jacket or frock coat, with light colored stripes on his sleeve. It is in a leatherette case. 

A cased quarter plate tintype of a man in a slouch hat and shirt, with trousers and boots, standing next to a shebang, an improvised field shelter. There seems to be a blanket roll on the pole, which would suggest that he was a Rebel soldier. The image is in a leatherette case.

A cased ruby ambrotype of a young man in a grey frock coat and very wide tie. This is an excellent original image, but inside the case someone has written, “Mr. Thomas Ashley 5th Virginia Vol. Inf. A.N.V.,” to which Mr. Buxtun has added the word “Fake.” The image is in a leatherette case with a bust of George Washington on front and back

Dimensions: The gem tintype is 1 by 1/8 inches. The other Union tintype is 2 by 2 ½ inches. The possible Confederate image is 2 ¾ by 3 ¼ inches. The ruby Ambrotype is 2 by 2 ¾ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The gem tintype is excellent, and in a nice original matte. The Union NCO image has suffered from dampness, and there is an aurora around the subject, and some minor bubbling of the emulsion, but it is still reasonable clear, in a nice matte and case. The possible Confederate tintype has a crease down its right side, but is quite clear. The case is weak at the hinge and slightly scuffed. The ruby ambrotype is an outstanding image, although its case is worn. 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
$151
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.