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Original "The Parting of Hafed and Hinda" Quarter Plate Gutta Percha Case
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This is an original image case that was designed to hold an image. These are the style case that are made of a thermoplastic material that is better known as a "Gutta Percha" case. They are high quality cases that held the best images of the Civil War era. It will hold the tintype style image as well as an ambrotype or Daguerreotype. This one is the size known to collectors as the quarter plate image. This means that the image it is designed to hold measures 4-1/4th inches by 3-1/4th inches in size. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #35, 'The Parting of Hafed and Hinda,' design case in the wonderful 1988 copy-written book entitled Union Cases; A Collector's Guide to the Art of America's First Plastics by Krainik, Krainik, and Walvoord. They tell of how the image is based on a story from the poet, Thomas Moore. It shows Hafed holding a rifle with his sword in front. This is a great case for your collection and is open for your image. '


Item #: A5752
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$195.00 USD
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