University Archives


Civil War Lot of 3 Items


1) Official Report on Colonel Mann’s Improved Infantry Accoutrements, 1 p. front and verso, July 7, 1864, Army of the Potomac, signed in type by Col. William H. Penrose.  

2) Manuscript letter to "His Excellency / The President", from Austin Blair, as Governor of Michigan, vouching for Capt. Stevens, 1 p., August 21, 1864.  On the verso of this leaf is an additional letter of recommendation for Capt. Stevens for a position in the Invalid Corps, 1 p., July 23, 1863, signed by W. A. Buckingham.  Both letters are marked "Copy" at top left.

3) Historical Staffordshire Mulberry Plate with Heraldic American Eagle and Banner Reading "E Pluribus Unum", 1868, Post Civil War, Historical Staffordshire Patriotic Design Mulberry Transferware, Ironstone Plate, in the "Gem" Pattern by R. Hammersley, This impressive Plate measures 9.5" in diameter and carries the "R. Hammersley" mark on its back, along with an English Registry mark which identifies the date of manufacture as April 23, 1868.  It features central images of a spread wing, Federal type Patriotic Heraldic American Eagle perched on a Federal Shield with a banner beneath that reads, "E Pluribus Unum". This pattern also features a fairly wide, aesthetic design with geometric border being the Mulberry Transferware pattern Ironstone, produced by for the American Market. There are no chips, cracks, repairs or physical damage of any kind. The transfer decoration is dark, bold and beautiful while the pottery ground has some expected very light tone. Overall, this is a well preserved example of this outstanding Historical Staffordshire.

Please refer to images for condition details.  

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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