U.S. EAGLE BREAST PLATE FROM THE MINNICK COLLECTION, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$495.00 SOLD

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Item Code: R22703

Here is a very nice condition original U.S Eagle Breast Plate. John Geiselman obtained it from the Minnick Collection of Gettysburg recovered items. Toned a pleasing golden brown, it has a die struck brass face that measures a circular 2 ½ inches; the back is lead filled with the two attaching loops undamaged and intact. There are no stamped marker’s marks visible on the back. The brass face has the “Dingee” eagle design with a few very minor edge dings from soldier’s use; otherwise, this piece is very attractive and in excellent condition. It is accompanied by a small circular paper tag with John Geiselman’s inventory number “79”. Originally sold as R11435.

10% Geiselman discount does NOT apply to this item.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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