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    M1860 French Infantry Shako as Issued to Civil War Regiments in the New York Excelsior Brigade, in Near Perfect Condition. Leather body near perfect, just some crazing on the tarred finish on the leather bindings. Visor about mint with green painted underside. 2½" thin leather sweat band excellent, just showing some wear, as are the interior leather straps and brass buckles. Eagle front plate retains most of the original gilt with shield painted red and blue. Red, white and blue cockade and yellow and white pom pom also perfect. Very fine example of this distinctive piece of Civil War US headgear.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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