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    The Mexican War Epaulettes of "Major Staley," 3rd U.S. Artillery. Classic Mexican War period bullion fringed epaulettes, gilded brass crescents, bullion tape faces with a pattern incorporating tiny squares. Red Moroccan leather undersides with paper labels designating right and left. The shadow of the numeral three clearly visible on the pads along with the pinholes by which they were attached. Overall very fine untouched condition with the crescents retaining most of the original gilt. Accompanied by a framed period ink script note, "Worn by Major Staley of the 3d Artillery in the Mexican War and presented to the present owner at the opening of the Civil War." Very nice set of epaulettes with a great history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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