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    Group of Three U.S. Militia Helmet Plates, Circa 1840. Including: (1) 137mm silvered copper plate with rays, to which is affixed a silvered copper M1833 dragoon eagle. One large brass loop at top, possibly to accept the tip of a plume, and two smaller iron loops at sides on the reverse for attachment. Eagle just a bit loose else about perfect condition. (2) Unusual 125mm x 155mm shield shaped plate of silvered tin with eagle surmounting shield with panoply of arms surrounded by a wreath. The 15 stars clearly left unplated. Four long iron wires on the reverse for attachment with tin plume socket at the top, circa 1820. Plate retains 95% of the original silver, just some minor surface rust where the wire fasteners are attached. (3) Heavy 210mm, wingtip to wingtip, silvered brass eagle plate, nearly identical to the gilt plate worn by the Philadelphia City Troop on their unique Prussian style helmet, circa 1850. Very fine die work, Two iron loops (one missing) on the wing tips and two iron wires on the feathers and olive branches, on the reverse for attachment. A few minor dents, else perfect. Nice group.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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