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    Late 1850s to Civil War Period Engineer Officer's Epaulettes in the Original Pasteboard Box Classic form with gold bullion tape, brass crescents, and heavy double row of bullion fringe. High domed eagle buttons. Epaulettes show considerable wear and use although completely original and intact. A stamped,silver, finely detailed, Engineer castle is affixed to each epaulette, obviously period. The Engineer castles show dark untouched patina., some of which has actually radiated onto the gold bullion boards. Epaulettes with red Moroccan leather undersides with brass straps for attachment and marked right and left. The undersides of both epaulettes, while complete and original, do require some restoration with some restoration, e.g.. properly reattaching the boards and restitching the gilt tape covered crescents at the end. The original red paper covered pasteboard box, with alligatored finish is very good with just some wear on the edges and a few tears along the top edge with no loss. Box retains the original red cotton ties for closure. A very rare pair of Civil War epaulettes worthy of some actually rather minor restoration..

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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