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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3097M Marlborough
April 27, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Identified Atlanta-capture Binoculars

Auction: Sale #3097M - 3097M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 27, 2018 10:00AM


Identified Atlanta-capture Binoculars, c. 1864, brass body with ivory, carved on one side with guidons marked "2," and crossed sabers with a "2," opposite side marked "Presented to/Major J. Gray/2ND U.S. Cavy/By/Capt. N. Dill" and "A souvenier/of the night/we torched/Atlanta/July/1864," with a leather case, ht. 3, wd. 4 1/2 in.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.

Estimate $800-1,200

Working condition but cloudy, ivory has some cracking.

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N. Dill, Nicholas A. Penachio, J. Gray