This is an original Civil War model 1851 Artillery Officer's Crossed Cannon hat insignia. Very good condition, this particular example has a rich patina no doubt from years of wear in the field. This is the false-embroidered Officer's version, and the smaller version, which many officers preferred to fix to the front of their kepi. This false-embroidered Crossed Cannon insignia comes to you in the riker-mount as pictured in the third photo.Civil War insignia are highly collectible, are very good investments that have continued to hold their value and appreciate, even when more expensive items in the Civil War collecting arena were experiencing fluctuations. Was used by both US and CS Enlisted Artillery. And Infantry troops, and was regulation from 1851 through the end of the Civil War.
They were manufactured of stamped brass with wire back loops or prongs for attaching to the crown of the hat. For Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry enlisted men is approximately 3 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches high.
The Officer's versions of these insignia were also stamped brass, though they are more elaborate, with a "false embroidered" appearance that is much more elegant. Additionally, The false embroidered Officer's insignia was available in two sizes, the smaller versions designed to attach to the front of the Kepi. Please view my other listings for additional Investment Grade Military Collectibles.
I frequently travel to specialized and general trade shows, conventions, auctions, and private sales and viewings all over the country, and maintain a network of the most reputable collectors and dealers in the community, and limit all my acquisitions to this network. My objective is to both collect for myself, and to bring to you only truly authentic, historic investment grade military collectables. My pricing is very competitive, and I my customers include dealers and collectors.My aim is ultimately to make quality investment grade items available to those who like investing in interesting items that steadily appreciate, and have the added value of being displayable and of historic significance. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "rogercillo" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.