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Not sure exactly what my friend brought me.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

I apologize if this is in the wrong section.

 

Thank you in advance 

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History Man

Almost looks to be a type of militia artillery piece

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I see these from time to time.  Including the one I have that I bought at a flea market back in the 1960's.  Never found a definitive ID, but it is thought to have something to do with the 1876 Centennial Celebration. 

It's a  rather low value item (and a tough sell), so don't pay much.

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2 minutes ago, KurtA said:

I see these from time to time.  Including the one I have that I bought at a flea market back in the 1960's.  Never found a definitive ID, but it is thought to have something to do with the 1876 Centennial Celebration. 

It's a  rather low value item (and a tough sell), so don't pay much.


Thanks Kurt, hopefully we can find out what it is.

 

Did Bannerman's sell these?

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I recall an old thread addressing this insignia. And I don't recall seeing a definitive ID being arrived at.

Not sure if Bannerman's sold these through their catalogues.   I read through some of their old catalogue reprints  years ago and don't recall seeing one of these (it would have jumped out at me as something I had).  

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manayunkman

Thanks for the additional details.

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manayunkman

I found the thread where Harry gives his theory, which sounds plausible, about the plate.

 

I also found this auction which most likely got such a $ number because of the title.

 

I could not find any 1812 shako plates that looked anything like this.

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On 6/5/2024 at 12:45 PM, manayunkman said:

I found the thread where Harry gives his theory, which sounds plausible, about the plate.

 

I also found this auction which most likely got such a $ number because of the title.

 

I could not find any 1812 shako plates that looked anything like this.

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I think that price reflects a bidder who had just enough knowledge (but not quite enough) to think he was scoring a piece of 1812 insignia at a really good price.

I would be thrilled to get $50 for mine.

 

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There is one on eBay for $25 but it looks funny to me.

 

Id be thrilled to get $50 too, that would result in a nice profit.

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