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GAR Collection, Including Textile, Print, and Assorted Ribbons

Lot of 7.

Lithograph, "The Old Canteen," approx 8.25 x 19.25 in., featuring a soldier's canteen with the strap hung underneath the three-tiered membership badge. The center of the badge features a vignette of San Francisco Bay with a patriotic eagle and American flag above. The canteen features a battle scene with Union soldiers, crossed bayoneted rifles, and an image of an oak tree accompanied by the identification "Welcome Comrades / Oakland Day / 20th N. E., G.A. R. / Oakland, Cal., Aug. 9, 1886." Created by "Comrade Pounstone, Del. Lyon Post, Oakland" and engraved by Bosqui Eng. & Print Co. (active ca 1863 - 1906).

GAR 115th Anniversary textile, approx 24 x 15 in., featuring a red eagle perched atop an American flag with a blue star honoring various branches of the military.

Square fabric textile, 20.5 in. x 20.5 in., upon which is sewn an assortment of more than 25 ribbons commemorating 98th OVI regimental reunions, Ohio state conventions, and more.

Three ribbons including one for the "2d Regiment / Scott Life Guard / Our Motto is / The Union, The Constitution / and the / Enforcement of the Law"; "Soldiers' / Re-Union, / Dunkirk, N.Y., / Sept 7, 1875"; "Department / of / New Hampshire / National / Encampment / G. A. R. / Milwaukee, WIs. / 1889."

Accompanying the GAR ribbons is a fire parade/muster ribbon for the N.E.S.V.F.L. Muster at Lowell, MA, August 20, 1908. Ribbon includes a gold 3-part member bar and medallion featuring an image presumably of the 2nd Vice President.  The New England States Veteran Firemen's League was founded in Boston in 1890.

Provenance:Property from the Inventory of Rex Stark

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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