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US "McDowell" Type Model 1858/61 Forage Cap

Dark blue broadcloth wool with 5.25" disk. Black cotton lining with hand-stitched leather sweatband and painted leather visor with green underside. Non-buckled functioning chinstrap attached with eagle and star "dome-top" buttons with "SUPERIOR QUALITY" back mark.  No contractor or maker's mark visible.   

Condition:

Good overall.  Body is overall flexible with minimal stiffness and retains a good color.  Some scattered moth holes on body with some tearing of lining. Chinstrap is pliable and functional.  Some crazing on visor, which is still tightly sewn to the body. Some pulling of stitches on sweatband present.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,528
10/31/2018

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