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    Civil War Pin and Photograph

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    Appraised on: August 6, 2011

    Appraised in: Atlanta, Georgia

    Appraised by: Jeffrey Shrader

    Category: Arms & Militaria

    Episode Info: Atlanta, Hour 1 (#1613)

    Originally Aired: April 16, 2012

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    Form: Pin
    Material: Metal
    Period / Style: Civil War, 19th Century
    Value Range: $2,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:03)


    Appraised By:

    Jeffrey Shrader
    Arms & Militaria

    Advance Guard Militaria

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This is a picture of my great-great-great-grandfather, who served with the fighting 69th Regiment out of New York, and that's his pin.

    APPRAISER: We're very lucky to have the pin inscribed. They made a lot of these that aren't. It's a particularly nice example of a corps badge. This represents the Second Corps that the 69th New York was in. They were part of the Irish Brigade, and this particular pin is much nicer quality than a corps badge that we normally find.

    GUEST: Oh.

    APPRAISER: This is a pretty high-end pin. An average Civil War badge is $400 or $500. If you have one that's engraved with an individual's name, they can easily get around $1,000. With the photograph, with the attribution to the individual and the 69th New York, which is one of the best Union regiments of the Civil War, this is easily a $2,000 set.

    GUEST: You're kidding. Wow.

    APPRAISER: That's the case.

    GUEST: Wow, that's great.

    APPRAISER: Very good.

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