CAPTAIN’S EPAULETTES – FIRST LIGHT INFANTRY

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Item Code: 172-3479

The body of the epaulettes are made of a gold ribbed material that is very clean and free of snags or tears. The body has a border of thick gold twisted bullion that is flanked on both the inside and outside by gold dead bullion. There is a raised brass clamshell that is outlined on the exterior side with a double row of gold dead bullion. The exterior edge of the clamshell area is outlined with two types of bullion material done in an alternating pattern. First there is a section of twisted bullion flanked on each side by a row of bullion wire followed by a wide flat strand of gold tape. This pattern is repeated around the edge. Suspended from the clamshell are coiled gold bullion tassels all of which are in excellent condition.

The rank field begins with a very high domed General Service Eagle button. Next, at the mid-point are silver bullion Captain’s bars done in dark silver bullion outlined with silver dead bullion. The rank on both epaulettes is held in place by small straight pins for easy removal upon promotion. Inside the clamshell is a blue cloth pillow outlined with alternating rows of plain gold twisted bullion with an inner and outer border of gold dead bullion. On the face of the pillow are the number “FLI” done is a heavy gold bullion thread that has darkened with age. The initials stand for “FIRST LIGHT INFANTRY.”

The underside of the body is lined with a red leather while the underside of the clamshell is lined with a matching red felt. The attachment hooks and bars are of brass.

Both epaulettes are in identical condition as far as cleanliness and wear which is light. However the edge seam on both epaulettes has split but this is hardly noticeable when displayed.

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