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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2856M Marlborough
October 30, 2015 4:00PMCalender

Civil War-era Shelter Half

Auction: Sale #2856M - 2856M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 30, 2015 4:00PM


Civil War-era Shelter Half, c. 1864-65, off-white cotton canvas with reinforced corners and blue stripes, marked in iron gall ink with the initials WHA, hand-sewn grommets, tin buttons, hand-sewn buttonholes, ht. 64, wd. 59 in.

Provenance: The collection of Denis E. Reen.

Note: This came out of an auction in New England many years ago; a pair was purchased by the West Point museum.
Estimate $10,000-12,000

Some stains, but it overall very good condition.

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Denis E. Reen