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    Gutta Percha Union Photo Case Dated 1855 In very near mint condition, a 1/6 plate size. The outside of the case has a coined eagle emblem on the front and back, made to look like a ten dollar gold piece even down to the striking of the tiny "o" for the New Orleans mint. The gold leaf has chipped away on the front depiction of the piece, but the back is so clean it looks like a real gold piece. Unusual for a Union case design this piece would make an exquisite presentation if one included a tin type or dag of a soldier. A super case with very little edge damage and a working clasp.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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