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Sack coat, real or repro?

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Rein-actor piece, replica.


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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

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Mediocre repro.


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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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Thanks for the replies. Are the buttons real?

 

 

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They look like they could be genuine Indian Wars period pieces. Horstmann (if memory serves correctly) was a manufacturer of military buttons for the post - Civil War period. You would have to check the backmarks of all the buttons to be sure.


 

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Horstmann was around before and after the war, but this style of General Service button is post war, showing up no earlier than about 1875, but you'd be hard pressed to find one until late in the 1870s as old stock was being used up. The style remained in use until 1902. Value wise, I'd put them at about $3 each.

 

The coat's lining appears to be cotton muslin, not something found in Civil War era originals. Safe to say it's a repro, but does appear they used original buttons, just not Civil War era buttons.

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