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MODEL 1881 OFFICER’S ARTILLERY DRESS HELMET EAGLE PLATE - EXCELLENT SPECIMEN:  As worn on the Model 1881 Artillery Officer’s Dress Helmet, this two piece plate was struck with higher quality detail and featured a separate shield and crossed cannon overlay on the eagle plate.  In addition, the officer who wore this plate was in the 3RD Artillery Regiment, as evidenced by the silver numeral affixed to the center of the shield.   

This plate is in excellent condition and is in full form with no damage.  This plate was affixed by brass wires soldered at the top and bottom of the reverse side of the plate and both are still present.  This plate comes with two artillery side buttons, however both are of the enlisted pattern. 

Much more difficult to find on the loose than the enlisted helmet plates, this Artillery Officer's Plate is a scarce offering, particularly in such excellent condition.   (1008)  $195



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