April 11-13, 2023 Firearms and Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/13/2023
Very strong sixth-plate tintype of 2 armed cavalrymen seated side by side in a very clear and detailed knees-up view showing drawn M1860 Colt Army revolvers, cavalry sabers, and accouterments. Both wear dark forage caps and light colored trousers. Each holds a Colt M1860 Army revolver across his chest and grasps an upright cavalry saber at his side. The left figure wears an issue shirt and shows suspenders. The man on right wears a checked shirt and bowtie. Both wear sword belts. On the left the belt plate shows. On the right the soldier shows his cap pouch and pistol cartridge box at front. Both sabers are fitted with leather sword knots. At left the shoulder support belt is visible. A nice portrait of a pair of new, enthusiastic, and well-armed recruits. Interestingly, once removed from the case, there is an ambrotype depicting what is very possibly the same pair of men in civilian clothes, most likely several years before the war. CONDITION: Very good. Small bit of freckling to emulsion between pistol and sword of left figure. Slight rubs at upper center and right, not affecting figures. Slight warping that does not take away from the image. Ambrotype features corrosion and exhibits adhesive residue from spending most of its life behind the tintype. Matted and framed, but without glass. Housed in leatherette case with separated hinge. Case is fragile, as is brass matte.

Item Dimensions: 4" X 3"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,320.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
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