PRE-CIVIL WAR PAIR OF MAKER MARKED MAJOR OF INFANTRY EPAULETTES

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Item Code: 344-785

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The body of these epaulettes is made of a lined gold material and outlined in heavy bright bullion. This border runs along the body and then around both the inside and outside edges of the brass clamshell. One clamshell has a small ding in it while the other has a severe dent approx. 2.00 inches long. Also, a small section of the bright bullion border has worked loose in the area of the dent. The effected are meas. approx. 0.75 of an inch. On the body of each epaulette is a bullion Major’s oak leaf while each anchor button is an eagle “I” button. The bullion tassels are in tact but some look a little worn. The underside of the epaulettes are quilted and covered in cloth. They are Maker marked under the clamshell. The mark is printed in 4 lines that read “Geo. B. Foster, Military Store, 29 Tremont Row, Boston.” George Fosters Military Store was located at 29 Tremont Row from 1840-1852.

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