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    Fine Condition Cavalry Enlisted Man's Shell Jacket. This nice example of the iconic and colorful cavalry uniform or "shell" jacket remains in excellent condition. The deep blue wool body is trimmed down the front, lower edge and around the 2" tall collar with yellow 3/8" worsted lace as per regulation, with the correct lace trim down the back seams ending in the familiar "pillows" at the base. The front retains five of the original twelve small general service buttons but all other buttons are intact at the cuffs and collar. The interior has a colorful red and black plaid lining typical of uniforms made at Philadelphia's Schuylkill Arsenal. The white cotton lining of one sleeve is stenciled with a large size number "1" and "X" and the other sleeve has two indecipherable stampings. The condition of the exterior is near perfect with no moth damage or discoloration. The interior has just a small open seam and some wear and staining in the sleeve lining and a small open seam at the collar. A choice example of a widely used jacket.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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