December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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US Civil War regulation mounted services jacket with red piping for artillery. Standard configuration twelve button front with two false buttonholes on collar sides, functional two-button cuffs, back with shoulder arcs and belt pillows. All button and trim in place and secure. Introduced in the 1850s for enlisted light artillery men and regulation to about 1872. Many absolutely original surplus jackets like this one were purchased and kept in inventory by nineteenth century theatrical companies and a few show up in early Hollywood movies with Civil War themes. CONDITION: Blue wool body with excellent color and no moth damage. Trim complete and securely in place. Muted red in color. Small eagle buttons are in place and correct with good patina, but resewn over the years. One is brighter. Interior gray blanket weave lining in place amd secure with scattered small wear spots and one partial seam opening, slight red stains inside left lapel. White inventory number stencil at back center. White muslin sleeve linings in place, showing size number 3 stamps and partial maker and inspector stamps. Oval holes from removal of costume company stamps by a misguided collector or dealer. This displays very well and is basic piece in any Civil War collection. Union field artillery was decisive in several engagements. One Confederate general remarked that with southern infantry and Union artillery, he "could whip the world."

Item Dimensions: 15" X 15"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,800.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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