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    George Armstrong Custer: A Colorful Silk Scarf, Embroidered with His Name at Each End. A very interesting piece whose exact nature remains speculative. It was sold in a 1985 auction of the personal collection of Dale C. Anderson, where the description asserted that "these were worn during the Civil War by men in Custer's command." It is accompanied by a very old note stating that it belonged to a Civil War veteran who fought under Custer and who wore it to his last reunion.

    The scarf is clearly vintage, quite possible 19th century. However, absent any clear provenance, we would be more inclined to view it as an early reunion souvenir. Respected Civil War dealer The Horse Soldier, reports having seen one other example. Clearly if the scarf dates from the Civil War our estimate is modest indeed! It measures 4.75" x 36", and is in generally good condition, with one minor tear and a little water staining at one end. Light soiling overall.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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