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    Rare and Historic Pair of Pre-Civil War Epaulettes for an Officer in the 2nd Cavalry. Marked on the underside of the brass mounting plate "Horstmann Brothers & Allien/New York". Gold bullion with gilt brass crescents, rather slender bullion fringe typical of these earlier epaulettes. The circular pads with yellow velvet background, silver bullion border and large number "2." Red Moroccan leather undersides, brass attachment plates. It is interesting to note that Horstmann & Allien were well known for their penchant for supplying buttons and insignia to southern militia units, most notably Virginia, in the years leading up to the Civil War. Very fine condition, just showing some honest wear with a few minor "wrinkles" in the bullion fringe, very nice.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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