RARE EPAULETS AND CASE, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CAPTAINS DRESS UNIFORM

RARE EPAULETS AND CASE, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CAPTAINS DRESS UNIFORM
Item# newitem380220630
Current value: $2,000.00
Current price: $1,495.00
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RARE EPAULETS AND CASE, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CAPTAINS DRESS UNIFORM
WOW! THIS IS MY LATEST PRIDE AND JOY. IT IS A SET OF RARE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA CAPTAIN'S DRESS UNIFORM EPAULETS. THE ORIGINAL STORAGE CONTAINER IS INCLUDED MAKING THE SET OF UNIQUE ARTIFACT TWICE AS VALUABLE. THE CONTAINER SHOWS THE OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN E. W. BOULTON. I HAVE FOUND HIM IN GOOGLE. HIS FULL NAME WAS EDWIN WILLIAM BOULTON. THIS FAMOUS MAN WAS THE CHIEF ENGINEER AS A CAPTAIN RANK ON HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL FLEET SHIP THE PRINCESS ROYAL IN 1864. IN 1876 HE WAS ASSIGNED A CHIEF ENGINEER ON THE DUNCON ELEVEN KNOTS BATTLESHIP.

YOU SHOULD LOOK UP THE PICTURE OF A PAIR OF SIMILAR EPAULETS IN A IDENTICAL STYLE CONTAINER USED IN THE CIVIL WAR IN THE TWENTY YEAR OLD DALE C. ANDERSON COMPANY'S VOLUME NUMBER 125 CATALOGUE OF ARMS AND MILITARY GOODS, GUNS AND SWORDS, UNIFORMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS. READ THE DESCRIPTION ON PAGE 24, M69. THE BUYER WILL RECEIVE THIS REFERENCE BOOK AT PURCHASE. THE PAIR I OWN WAS MADE IN FRANCE AS I FEEL MOST IF NOT ALL CAME FROM THERE IN THOSE EARLY DAYS.

A PROPER DESCRIPTION WOULD READ: BEAUTIFUL CAPTAINS CASED EPAULETS--PRE-CIVIL WAR. THEY ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. THEY ARE VERY LARGE AND SHOWY. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ACCESSORIES WHICH BRING GREAT CHARACTER AND COLOR TO YOUR DISPLAY. GOLD BULLION METALLIC CLOTH TOPS EDGED WITH BULLION ROPE. BRIGHTLY GILDED BRASS CRESCENT ENDS EDGED WITH BULLION ROPE OVER ACASCADE OF SPUN GILT WIRE DROP FRINGE. ONE INCH SILVER BULLION CAPTAIN BARS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AT CENTER TOP. STAFF BUTTON ON END, ACTS AS KEEPER BUTTON. UNDERSIDES FACED WITH CRIMSON LEATHER AND VELVET. ONE OF THE EMBLEMS ON THE RIGHT FRONT EPAULET IS MISSING. IT IS HARDLY NOTICEABLE AS MY AUTHENTICATOR AND I BOTH DIDN'T NOTICE IT UNTIL I RETURNED HOME. THE WAY THEY ARE DISPLAY WITH ONE ACROSS THE OTHER THE MISSING EMBLEM IT WOULD NOT BE NOTICEABLE AT ALL.

THE CASE IS A STANDARED JAPANNED TIN CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH THE FINISH WELL WORN. THE INTERIOR STORAGE COMPARTMENT IN THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

ALMOST TWENTY YEARS AGO THE COMPARED SET OF EPAULETS SUGGESTED VALUE PRICE WAS $1495. I WILL PAY THE MAILING AND INSURANCE COST IN THE UNITED STATES. INTERNATIONAL BUYER PAYS COSST TO THEIR LOCATION. PLEASE CLICK ON EACH PICTURE TO INCREASE THE SIZE. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO LET YOU PAY THEM OUT OVER TIME. I CAN SEND YOU MORE PICTURES IF YOU WISH.

AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE OF MULTIPLE ITEMS THE SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE AJUSTED TO REFLECT A LOWER COST TO THE CUSTOMER. IF CONCERNED PLEASE CONTACT ME AT tlandthrip@yahoo.com OTHERWISE I WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER PURCHASE IF THE SHIPPING CHARGES ARE EXCESSIVE.