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    Very Scarce Civil War Engineer Officer's Frock Coat and Vest. Coat with double breasted nine button front, which retains 14 of the original 18 Engineer officer's buttons on the front, plus two on each tail. The split cuffs each with three cuff size buttons. All but two of the buttons are R & W Robinson/Extra Rich EG6D (Albert) with the two lower buttons on the right breast being Waterbury Button Co /Extra. The coat of exceptionally fine quality blue wool with great sleeve cut and 1 1/4" high black velvet lined standup collar. Noteworthy sleeve tufting at the shoulders. The coat retains one of the original brass clips for attaching epaulettes. Also with four hand whipped holes at each shoulder, for attaching very wide string tie shoulder boards. Coat with some minor scattered mothing, most of which has been nicely backed/restored, with all of the damage being really quite insignificant. Interior of the coat with black silk lining with finely quilted breast, one breast pocket on left side. White silk sleeve lining with very wide pinstriping but unquestionably period. Lining overall excellent, near perfect, just showing some minor deterioration in the arm pit areas from honest use. Interior tail/skirt pockets lined with brown polished cotton. The coat retains a heavily worn silk lable with the San Francisco address of the tailor still visible.
    The vest, with collar rising to 2" at the back, retains 6 of the original 9 cuff size closure buttons, also being R & W Robinson / Extra Rich. Constructed of fine quality blue wool with single exterior 'watch pocket' on right side and 'watch' and breast pocket on left, all lined with brown polished cotton. Lined with white cotton with some stains but very sound. The belted back of brown polished cotton with some stains and a few small holes but also very sound. The black Japanned buckle is dated 1860.
    A very nice, unquestionably Civil War period, example, of a rare regulation officer's uniform.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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