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    Magnificent set of Civil War Medical Staff Officer's Epaulettes in the original tin storage case, identified to Surgeon Joseph Nye Bates, 15th Mass. Inf. Bates enlisted in the regiment on 8/5/61 and mustered out 7/17/62. Epaulettes with brass crescents retaining 95% of the original gilt, two rows of bullion fringe, one 3/8" diameter, the other 1/4" in diameter. Yellow silk undersides with silvered hooks for attachment to the uniform. Silk with a couple of small holes from wear, very minor, else about perfect sound condition. Each epaulette has affixed inside the brass crescent a 1 1/4" X 3" bullion pad with silver bullion old English MS inside gilt bullion wreath. Interestingly both epaulettes utilize a small one-piece plain brass button. Both epaulettes in overall near mint condition. Housed in the original japanned tin storage case with the remainder of a period paper label with a portion of Bates name in ink script. Case excellent with absolutely no dents or bends, retaining 90% of the original japanned finish with just surface scratches exemplary of normal use. A beautiful set of very rare Civil War cased, ID'd, epaulettes.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
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