Civil War Pin and Photograph
Appraised Value: $2,000
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Appraisal Video: (1:03)
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.
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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