LONG HANDLED IRON CAMP SPOON FOUND BEHIND LITTLE ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG - GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: 224-405

This item is an original, large, and long handled iron camp spoon.  It was found in relic condition behind Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Its provenance goes back to the Plank Farm / Collection.  It measures approximately 16 ½ inches in length, has a small ½ inch hanging loop on one, and a 4 7/8 inch round by 1 ½ inch deep cup on the other end.  Lightly pitted, it must not have been in the ground very long.  It is unmarked, uncleaned, and is in such condition that, if cleaned, it could still be utilized today.  This piece was identified in John Geiselman’s collection by a contemporary inscribed tag and would make an excellent display item for a Gettysburg collection. Originally sold item# R11790. [BB]

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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