BANNERMAN SOUVENIR SHIELD W/ MOUNTED U.S. CARBINE SOCKET

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Item Code: 1054-1409

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Painted wooden shield has original Bannerman tag on the back which reads, “MATCH HOLDER 1238 / MADE FROM CIVIL WAR CARBINE SOCKET”. Socket is wrapped around a piece of wood. Also displayed on shield are an artillery and a cavalry button.

Shield measures 8 ¾” by 9 ¾”. This is a nice vintage display.

The Bannerman family began a military surplus business near the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1865 purchasing surplus military equipment at the close of the Civil War. They were one of the first merchants to recognize the value of surplus military goods and became the premier private arms dealer in the world. They bought 90% of the surplus from the Spanish American war and after they were told not to store the 90 tons of explosives in New York, they bought Pollopel Island in the Hudson River near West Point. The company prospered until the 1970s. Catalogues of their goods were routinely issued for almost one hundred years.  [sl]

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