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  1. Often when you see the combination of putters and visor hat being worn, it’s an indication that the image is from the early 1920s. The star above the chevrons is probably a voluntary enlistment star.
  2. Morning reports are not uncommon. Go to a civil war show and you will likely find a selection at any given time. The price range is based on the unit, date, and content. Most would probably fall between $50-$150...with occasional rare exceptions. Like all eras...the more directly related to significant combat, the more desirable.
  3. Nice, quality video. Thanks for sharing it. I can’t imagine that number to be accurate. I’m sure the kraut did his damage that day though. Horrific.
  4. That’s a retail price per ribbon....just to clarify. .
  5. Hello Adam! These are reunion ribbons for someone in the 6th New York Heavy Artillery. Did you have a relative in the unit, or did your uncle pick these up somewhere? The Grand Army of The Republic was the largest organization for civil war veterans. Yes...they have value. Range would be $25 on the cheaper side to $45 on the higher side....unless someone really went crazy for them.
  6. Civil war frock coat. 9 button front, infantry piping at the cuffs if you look close.
  7. Fantastic show. Genuinely can’t wait for the next one...I am thankful to be able to enjoy it.
  8. Scott... We missed seeing you as well. Looking forward to the next opportunity!
  9. That pic is of one of my tables...
  10. Chris... Not every soldier marks his uniform and/or equipment....but in militaria "group" collecting, provenance is very important in most cases. Indelible ink (which will appear purple) is usually a good sign...sometimes old brown ink IDs are found. It is more important to proceed with caution, develop a good network of trustworthy people, and identify patterns and tendencies. It's wise to always document and ask questions when things turn up. If you find a group that an antique dealer has, ask where it came from specifically. An auction? When? Where? Who was the auctioneer? You might be able to back-track online to get an address and speak to the seller or a family member. The same theory applies when you are dealing with collectors. There are many people I know who turn up good stuff. There are also those who turn up stuff with "issues"...and many others that I don't know at all. Personally, if I have any doubts, I don't mess with it. There's plenty of good stuff out there without taking the chance. Beware of fake painted helmets and fake WW1 patches.
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