CIVIL WAR OR SPANISH AMERICAN WAR OFFICERS DOCUMENT, SABRETASHE

CIVIL WAR OR SPANISH AMERICAN WAR OFFICERS DOCUMENT, SABRETASHE
Item# newitem223664920
Current value: $325.00
Current price: $150.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

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CIVIL WAR OR SPANISH AMERICAN WAR OFFICERS DOCUMENT, SABRETASHE
A FEW YEARS AGO I BOUGHT THIS BAG/PURSE AS A CIVIL WAR ERA ITEM. I GAVE $325.00 FOR IT IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP IN MISSISSIPPI. THIS ITEM IS IN MY COLLECTION BUT NOW I WOULD BE WILLING TO PART WITH IT.

I HAD IT LOOKED AT BY A C.W. EXPERT. HIS COMMENTS READ: "IT DOES FIT WELL WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN USED BY MILITARY OFFICERS AS A DOCUMENT CASE, OR WHAT WAS CALL A SABRETASHE, A SECURE BAG FOR MAPS, PAPERS ETC." THE AGE I BELIEVE BASED ON THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD SURGEON'S POCKET KITS IT COULD BE OF THAT PERIOD OF TIME, IF NOT IT WOULD GO AT LEAST TO THE LATE 1860'S. I'M NOT POSITIVE BUT I DO THINK THAT THIS LOCK DATES TO THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD. IF ANYTHING ABOUT IT PLACE IT AT A LATER DATE IT WOULD BE THE LINING. THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL WAS VERY COMMON DURING THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR PERIOD. IT IS A VERY NICE PIECE OF HISTORY.

THIS LEATHER DOCUMENT SECURE BAG HAS SEEN LOTS OF USE OVER MANY MOONS AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE OF THE BUCKLES ON THE LEATHER STRAP IS MISSING. THE LEATHER SHOWS AGE CRACKING. I DON'T HAVE A KEY FOR THE LOCK BUT IT SNAPS OPEN AND CLOSES BY A SLIDING BUTTON. THE INSIDE LINING IS A TOUGH KAKI LIKE MATERIAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION.

THE BAG IS NOT SQUARE. IT IS 6" WIDE AT THE TOP, 8" WIDE AT THE BOTTOM AND ABOUT 7" LONG. THE LEATHER STRAP IS 48" LONG. ONE OF THE STRAPS NEED MENDING AND ONE OF THE STRAP BUCKLES IS MISSING.

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