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    The first example we've encountered.

    Exceptional Condition, Very Scarce .58 Caliber Cartridge Box with Patent Leather Sling and Both Plates Including the Original Small Oval US Box Plate. Box missing the latch tab otherwise about perfect. Marked on inside flap "Longley & Co./ Lewiston, Me./ 1863". Small oval US box plate with nice dark patina attached with the original period wire fastener, original tins. There are no other cuts for a larger plate on the front of the box. Sling very fine, just some very minor crazing and a few chips on the finish. Original 60 mm circular eagle plate very heavy and notably convex, with just some minor dents around the rim and nice patina. Avery rare ctg. box set in choice condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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