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#1 skypilot6670

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:31 AM

Picked up this little gem at the Gettysburg show a couple of weeks ago. It fits nicely in my I.D. Badge and Disc collection. Ive never seen an I.D. ring made out of Gutta percha.It has a silver inlay cannon with J.L.Bassett engraved on it also several corps badge inlays. J.L. Bassett served in the 16th and 60th Illinois from 1861 to1865 in the western theater. The dealer I purchased it from bought it from a family member. B9A34ED7-59B9-4B5C-9197-7E69B3D65672.jpeg

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:00 AM

That is a very unique.What a great piece of Civil war history.Congratulations an adding the ring to your collection

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:08 AM

Thanks Ron I appreciate your comment. Mike

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:14 AM

Incredible! What a great piece of history. 



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:33 AM

Peterson45 Thanks for the kind comment. Mike

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:55 AM

Very unique piece.

Thank you for showing it.

#7 skypilot6670

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:17 AM

Manayunkman you’re welcome , thanks for commenting. I enjoy posting and sharing these relics. Mike

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:03 AM

That's a gorgeous ring!  I'm curious what's on the ring besides the cannon.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM

Thanks Matt. It has 4 Corps badges 2 third corps diamonds and 2 first corps disc. At first being naturally skeptical, I was thinking it was probably an artillery guy who was in the first or third corps. I asked the dealer I purchased it from and he assured me it was the soldier in the Illinois units. The family tie was solid. None the less I searched it out as best as I could and using C.W. Data.I was unable to come up wait a matching artillery guy in the first or third corps. Further J.L.Bassett comes up as described in the 16th and 60th.D055A9EA-55E7-4DE1-B64E-BD287402BB62.jpeg A7D334F7-C14B-4F7A-BCE2-EB6DB50E47AE.jpeg

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Nice.  Thank you for the additional pics.  Love the ring!



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:27 AM

That’s very cool and a great addition for your collection!

Frank

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:43 AM

Thanks Frank I’am pretty happy with it.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:11 AM

Great ID ring!

 

I missed the Gettysburg Show this year-- looks like there was some good stuff.

 

Scott



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:07 PM

Hi Scott Thanks, It was a good show for me got 5 pieces. Next is Charleston early January. Mike

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:40 PM

Surprised you don't go to the Franklin Show.   It is a huge show-- bound to find some good ID badges!

 

Scott



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

Franklin is a great show but I’am cutting back some. Thanks again Scott. Mike


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