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    Outstanding Marked M. 1858 Canteen From Philadelphia Depot This canteen, with its distinctive reinforcing rings typical of those produced for the Philadelphia Quartermaster's Office, is remarkable for both its quality and completeness. The attractive deep blue jean cloth cover shows minimum wear with only the slightest loss of wool on the front, revealing the cotton weave. The original stenciled unit markings, "H 4" and "23," remain strong. The canteen retains its full white cotton twill strap which, aside from some negligible age spots, is near perfect. The original twine stopper cord, usually missing, is still in place and the Philadelphia contractor's imprint "[J. Hall] Rohrman" is visible on the spout. A truly excellent canteen with a great "look," originally in the John Henry Kurtz collection.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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