US PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM THE ROSENSTEEL-RIDER COLLECTION

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Item Code: R22014

Found on the north side of Granite Lane near the Kenneth Sanders house.  Face plate exhibits plum colored patina with yellowish grime. Lightly nicked edges, slightly concave face. Otherwise symmetrical. Reverse side lead backing cracked and chipped, missing attachment loops. Else VG. Solid Gettysburg collectible.

This relic was once part of the Iva Rosensteel Rider collection. Mrs. Rider is the sister of Georg Rosensteel, who started the Electric Map museum in Gettysburg. Eventually, it became a part of the Rider collection in Gettysburg, which remained in the family until The Horse Soldier purchase the collection in June 2016.  [jp]

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