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Authentic Non-Excavated Insignia & Hat Plates From The Civil War & Before
Misc. Non-Excavated
Beautiful "Spade" Style Rifleman's Hat Plate Like Figure #614 in the Insignia Book
Item #: A1799
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This is a beautiful original military hatplate from the 1st half of the 1800’s. It is the stamped brass plate that went on the front of the military hat for decoration. This one is very similar to the one illustrated as figure 614 in the wonderful new headgear insignia book by Campbell & O’Donnell entitled "American Military Headgear Insignia”. It is the large "Spade” Style plate that measures 4-3/4 inches by 6 inches in overall size. This one has a gorgeous look and even has the original attachment loops and plume holder intact on the reverse. The face of the plate has the beautiful Union eagle in the center with the "E Pluribus Unum” ribbon flowing from her beak. Below the ribbon it has the hunting horn design which has long been the symbol for the early rifleman branch of service. They were according to the book "…an Elite corps second only to the dragoons.” They also state that this plate would have been made circa 1820-1835. This plate was part of the impressive collection amassed by James A. Hart. Mr. Hart Was a major contributor to the headgear insignia book. This is a beautiful piece and is nice enough for any collection.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
$650.00 USD

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