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CIVIL WAR MESS CUP – VERY NICE SPECIMEN:  This is a very good specimen of the classic standard issue Civil War soldier’s tin plated cup, characterized by the handle being wire edged and the wires being used to secure the handle to the top rim of the cup.   

Measuring 4 ¼" in diameter and 3” high, this cup is in full form with tight seams, and no misshaping or dents.  The cup shows evidence of having been issued and used by a soldier in the field, but it survived the years in very solid condition.  The surface of the metal is overall smooth and the tin plating is still intact and darkened to a pleasing patina as is typical on these old cups.   

Proper to hang on your McClellan saddle, or with your canteen or haversack, 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.  (0115) $150



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