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Cross Cannon Design Quarter Plate Scovill Made Gutta Percha "UNION" 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 measures approximately 4.25 inches by 3.25 inches in size. On the sides of the case it has the design that is known as case #25, 'Crossed Cannon and the Liberty Cap, ' 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. What makes this one extra special is that the case has the multiple patriotic designs on each side. The crossed cannons are in the center with the liberty cap above. It has the flags on each side with the shields in the lower corners. The maker's label is the case states that it was made by the famous Scovill firm and is marked as a "GENUINE UNION CASE". It has some wear but it still opens and closes nicely and is ready for your images. This is a very pleasing looking original Civil War image case that just needs your images.

Item #: B2879
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$295.00 USD
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