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CIVIL WAR MESS CUP – VERY GOOD SOLID SPECIMEN:  This is a very good specimen of the classic standard issue Civil War soldier’s tin plated cup, with this specimen being a taller version.   

Measuring 5" high and 4” in diameter, this specimen is a taller than the more common 4” high cups.  This cup is in full form with tight seams, no misshaping, and only some light minor dents from handling or storage.  The cup, if issued, was subjected to very little use and it survived the years in very solid condition.  The surface of the metal is very smooth with only very minor pitting on the outside surface of the bottom.  The cup has an even color overall and much of the original tin plating remains with a nice patina.   

Proper to hang on your McClellan saddle, or with your canteen or haversack, this is the type of cup in which the soldiers prepared their coffee or one-cup meals.  There is no doubt in my mind this cup is a genuine Civil War veteran and overall is a very strong example of an item that has all but disappeared from the collector’s market.  SOLD

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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