SHIPPING NOTICE! Due to Covid-19 the United States Postal Service is NOT Delivering materials in their usual time frame. We ship as soon as possible but we are not responsible for their delivery times. Thank you for your understanding.

Our Catalog

Search Our Catalog

Authtentic Military Images
Amazing Indian War Pair of Tintypes in a 1/6th Plate Gutta Percha Case
Click on an image to enlarge

This is an amazing original pair of tintype images. This pair show 5 people in a pair of different poses. Three of the people are young soldiers in uniform and the other two ladies are in fine dresses. They are candid shots that they surely remembered fondly for years. One of the images has the young soldier lying on the floor with his legs crossed. The images are in the original octagonal case that is 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. It still has the maker's marking from the Littlefield Parsons & Company as well as the 1856 and 1857 patent dates on the paper label. This one is the size known to collectors as the sixth plate image. This means that the image measures approximately 2-5/8th inches by 3-1/4th inches in size. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #353, 'Scroll Geometric,' 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 note that this case design is "Scarce". This is a great case with a pair of great images. '

Item #: A5780
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price Was: 395 Sale Price: $250.00 USD
Order Information
Terms of Sale
Payment Information
Shipping Information