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    A Group of Two Reigart Relics from the Battle of Bunker Hill. A 4" high 19th century bottle with cork. Suspended inside the bottle, from the cork, is an approx 1" square (truncated) piece of wood with an ink script paper lable attached "Old Tree Bunker Hill A. D. 1775" An ink script lable inside the bottle reads, "Piece of a tree that was growing on the Battle Field of Bunker Hill during the Battle June 17th 1775". The top of the bottle is sealed with another ink script lable, "Piece of Tree on Bunker Hill June 17th 1775." A mint condition dark brown sixth plate geometric/scroll motif thermoplastic photo case, containing, under the mat and glass, an approx. 1/2" X 7/8" piece of marble, mounted on a printed card, "Collection of J. S. Reigart" with a small gilt and red leather embossed lable "Bunker Hill Monument" as well as a printed tag "Bunker Hill". It is accompanied by a 2 5/8" X 3 1/4" paper tag with printed heading "Collection of John S. Reigart" and ink script notation, "Piece of the Cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument Laid by Gen. Lafayette on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle June 17th 1825." Fascinating artifacts related to the first major set piece battle of the American Revolution.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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