Brass spur-US GAP-early surface find at Columbus, NM-Mexican Border Pancho Villa For Sale
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Brass spur-US GAP-early surface find at Columbus, NM-Mexican Border Pancho Villa:
See my other sales for more dug relics found around the old military camps at Columbus, New Mexico-the site of Pancho Villa's raid in 1916, and subsequent military camps associated with the Punitive Expedition and WW1. This is an earIy surface pickup. I purchased this spur in the 1980's from Tex Carter, who lived his whole life in Columbus, NM. He said he found it in the 1930's when he was a young boy and walking around the old camps at Columbus. He and his friends would look for coins in the camps and spend them on candy at the store in town. Made of brass,In as-found condition, some patina on the brass, the strap is dry and brittle from laying out in the sun for 20 years or so. Marked US and G.A.P. Great Mexican Border Wars display item! Glad to combine shipping to save you money if you win multiple sales. Thanks for offerding!