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Posted 1 year ago

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scottvez
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This is a small locket size tintype (cut to size CW era) of a Confederate soldier.

His collar clearly has a single bar insignia of a 2nd Lieutenant. Part of the gilt tint has worn away and the bar (or stripe) can be clearly seen below the tinting.

Caution should be exercised when acquiring Confederate images. Several times, I have observed modern tinting on a civilian image to create a Confederate Soldier! Additionally, the often heard adage of gray uniforms or non standard uniforms is often misused to attach a Confederate attribution.

The incentive is great. A standard Sixth plate (tintype) bust shot of a Union soldier is readily available at less than $100. The same shot of a Confederate will start at about $500!

Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again for looking and commenting bellin.

    scott
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Interesting
  3. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks amber-- I appreciate you looking and commenting.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks vetraio.

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking walks and rob.

    scott
  6. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 1 year ago
    ****NICE*****
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting tlmbaran.

    I used to collect Confederate images-- probably had about 75- 100 at one time. In the mid to late 90s, I sold most of them.

    This is the last (I think) in my collection. I got it in a Bowling Green KY antique mall for $35 in the early 90s. At that price I can afford to keep it.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks inky and cultcha.

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks mikko.

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks buss, tom and filmnet.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking p....

    scott
  12. Poop Poop, 1 year ago
    Ive got a picture of a union soilder :) its actually my profile picture, great post btw! Ive been looking around for condederate stuff while antiquing and all i ever find is union, lol ohh well someday ill find something confederate
  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting p....

    Another myth to watch for is the "upside down US buckle". I often see images of soldiers in complete Union uniforms attributed as Confederate due to an upside down buckle. Unfortunately, many dealers believe this one.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Link to another Confederate Officer on Collectors Weekly:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/65141-civil-war-confederate-officer-mourning-b

    scott

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