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1916-17 Border Patrol U.S. Map and U.S 16th Cavalry Memorial Documents created by Sergeant C. A. Rice. McAllen, Texas

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    Posted 1 year ago

    dailyframe
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    Two large documents both created and published by Sergeant C. A. Rice. Both of these came together in an estate, and appear to be related.

    One 40x18 inch map and one 16x20 memorial document for Troop A of the 16th U.S. Cavalry. These were both rolled up fairly tight and have to be stretched out and held down. I am deciding best way to preserve them and get them framed. I am interested to know if these are anything special, or worth the cost of archival framing etc.

    Map is 40 inches wide and 18 inches tall titled: "Map Showing Lines Of March And Border Patrols In My Mexican Border Service. 1916-1917" I have only found one other example of this at the Geographicus.com website where one was apparently auctioned off. Their example and description is excellent, and helped me to research this. I would like to know more about these if you can shed more light.

    The other document is 16 inches wide and 20 inches tall, and is a Soldier's Memorial to the Men who served in the 16th U.S. Cavalry in 1916. It lists all of the names of the unit and has pictures of President Wilson and his military staff and Generals. Both documents have special areas for written notes and details that a soldier or family could enter. Both are blank and have not been written on.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Nice map and memorial from a conflict that few know about today. It is a shame that they were never filled out.

      The era is not heavily collected, but they do have value.

      All things paper in the militaria field have seen steep price decreases. In fact many Civil War memorials are now available for less than $200, when they routinely brought $350- $500 in the late 90s- early 2000s.

      Blank memorials would be considerably less.

      Your item is much harder to find than a Civil War Memorial, but I would expect it to bring less than a comparable Civil War one. Rarity doesn't always equate to desirability and high value.

      Don't know that I would spend on archival framing-- your framing would cost more than the value of the items.

      scott
    2. dailyframe dailyframe, 1 year ago
      Scott - Thank you very much for your notes above. Very helpful, and I think your comment about rare and obscure items not always translating to high dollar is spot on.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Glad to help out and thanks for sharing these items.

      scott

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