Civil War Pin and Photograph

Value (2012) | $2,000 Retail
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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.

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Advance Guard Militaria
Burfordville, MO
Appraised value (2012)
$2,000 Retail
Event
Atlanta, GA (August 06, 2011)
Form
Pin
Material
Metal

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