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Lot 822

Collection of Night Parade Campaign Torches and Lanterns. During political campaigns from the Civil War era up to 1900, night parades were very popular. It was cooler at night, people were off from work, and it was quite a spectacle to behold. The heyday of night parades was between the 1860s to 1890s. Here a 14 item vintage collection of black tin torches and lanterns, mounted and unmounted. Mounted torches varying in size from 32" to 70" long; one has even been mounted on a Civil War era rifle. Lanterns (they were usually filled with whale oil) varying in size from 3" x 4" to 5" x 8". Accompanied by a Civil War era Drum Major Baton, 44" in length, ebonized wood staff, decorative gold brass cap, corded and tasseled along staff. A remarkable collection in very good to fine condition.
Estimated Value $600 - 1,000.

Realized $615

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