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You gentlemen are missing the obvious:

 

EXCEEDINGLY RARE CONFEDERATE DOLPHIN HEAD NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD AND SCABBARD.

 

An amazing f--king image! ! !

 

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"Whoever stood in front of the corn field at Antietam needs no praise." . . . . . Rufus R. Dawes, 6th Wisconsin.

 

 

Seeking the unit history of Company D, 321st Machine Gun Battalion, 82nd Division.

 

Looking to purchase the nine volume set WAR DIARIES OF GERMAN UNITS OPPOSED TO THE SECOND DIVISION (REGULAR).

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"Whoever stood in front of the corn field at Antietam needs no praise." . . . . . Rufus R. Dawes, 6th Wisconsin.

 

 

Seeking the unit history of Company D, 321st Machine Gun Battalion, 82nd Division.

 

Looking to purchase the nine volume set WAR DIARIES OF GERMAN UNITS OPPOSED TO THE SECOND DIVISION (REGULAR).

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I wondered if it could have been a Dolphin Head sword last night, but didn't think so. The front of the snout/beak looks more pointed like an eagle that the curled up dolphin face.

 

Also, his death was in June of 1862, and according to The English Connection, they were not believed to have been imported until late 1862 or early 1863. It seems a majority of images with this pattern sword in them are of naval officers, with him being Infantry, makes it more unlikely.

Mark K.

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I'm with you Mark K: "The front of the snout/beak looks more pointed like an eagle that the curled up dolphin face". +1

The Dolphin head has those bulges for the eyes..... it is an eagle head.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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I'm not a CW collector...but that is really a fantastic image.

I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

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Great image, but it's absolutely crazy that it's been bid up from $0.99 to nearly $10K with five days to go! That's a great strategy for paying way more than you need to for an item.

Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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I am curious as to why he only buttoned the top and bottom buttons of his jacket?

 

I think it's a style and comfort thing. You see different ways of buttoning jackets for both sides of the war.

Mark K.

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Premium image by all counts-- crisp, great contrast, expert tinting and identified to boot!

 

I'd put this one in the $8,000- $12,000 range, but it has the quality that you just don't find, so I guess the top end could really push.

 

Pretty sure that is an Eagle Head on sword.

 

Scott

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Tiny image with great content and technical quality, but it's sure small:

 

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Looks to be a sixth plate-- the most common size of Civil War images.

 

Smaller (9th plates) will detract from value considerably and some collectors steer clear of them, so they are a hard sell.

 

Of course larger images are more desirable.

 

Scott

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Buttons undone...perhaps he did also a hand in coat ala Napoleon style photo. That was done often in both the CSA and Union Army. Just a guess. I am sure he would have done more then one pose.

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Buttons undone...perhaps he did also a hand in coat ala Napoleon style photo. That was done often in both the CSA and Union Army. Just a guess. I am sure he would have done more then one pose.

 

Definitely could have been another pose or two.

 

A sixth plate is a nice size image still. Confederate images are smoking hot right now. I still get pissed when I was offered $1000 for a Armistead's Brigade Pickett's Charge WIA and DOW. Probably $4-5k to the right collector.

 

That image is tinted beautifully, and will command a high price, and will be a top shelf image.

Mark K.

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