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    Very Rare Gosport Navy Yard Powder Flask. With only a handful of specimens known to exist this is an exceptional example. A total of 500 were ordered for the Washington and Gosport Navy Yards with the actually delivery doubtless being substantially less, as the form of the flask was quickly surpassed by the familiar 'fouled anchor' style. 11 1/4' overall with two brass cord/sling loops and spring loaded thumb release on separately affixed spout. Marked "GNY" on both sides. One side with a couple of minor dents, the other side nearly perfect. Absolutely no seam openings. Gosport was captured by the Confederates in 1861. Most rare and one of the finer examples known.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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