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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1820 US INFANTRY BELL CROWN SHAKO PLATE BRASS EAGLE ANTIQUE
THIS IS THE ONLY ONE KNOWN, NO STAR'S MILITIA VARIATION
Up for sale is an early American shako brass hat plate. The brass plate has an eagle in flight clutching in its beak a ribbon bow and tassels, attached to hunters horn. The plate is the shape of a shield and about 6” tall and 5” wide.
A similar helmet plate has 23 stars that represent Maine becoming a state. This plate does not have the stars and was made just before 1820 or possibly during the early 1820's. This plate has no stars and is the only one known and was verified by an authority that worked at the Smithsonian.
This brass plate is in amazing condition. The back is missing a small loop. This is an exceptionally rare piece, the only one known toexist!
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