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    Interesting and Scarce Group of Civil War Period Personal Items. Includes a 2" x 2 ½" high tin with paper labels on body and lid for "P. C. Thomson's Essence of Coffee.....Philadelphia." Interestingly, the instructions for use are printed in both English and German. A. 4 ¼" x 1 ¼" paper packet of "Dr. Weaver's Worm Tea" with instructions for use, a 5/16" x 1 ½" pasteboard box with period ink inscription on the top reading "Substitute for Coffee During War" and inside reading "Used as Coffee During Civil War - Southern Louisiana" with a letter stating this was kept as a souvenir by a resident of Richmond after the war. Still contains a number of the original seeds / beans. A period oil cloth bag tied with a leather thong full of salt. All pieces in excellent condition and all items of great importance to the Civil War soldier.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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