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    Civil War Medical Officer's Sword

    Appraised Value:

    $2,500 (2013)

    Appraised on: June 29, 2013

    Appraised in: Boise, Idaho

    Appraised by: Rafael Eledge

    Category: Arms & Militaria

    Episode Info: Boise (#1803)

    Originally Aired: January 20, 2014

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    Form: Sword
    Material: Steel
    Period / Style: Civil War, 19th Century
    Value Range: $2,500 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)


    Appraised By:

    Rafael Eledge
    Arms & Militaria
    Shiloh Civil War Relics

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: Well, I've got a family heirloom that my father received on his tenth birthday from his father.

    APPRAISER: It's officially known as the model 1840 medical officer's sword. Very pretty etched blade, original grip, original scabbard, and medical pieces in many areas of collecting bring more than regular pieces. Have you ever had it appraised?

    GUEST: No, no.

    APPRAISER: Because it's a medical sword and because it's in very pretty shape, it's a piece that would retail for about $2,500.

    GUEST: Very nice, very nice.

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