RARE 1/8 CDV THERMOPLASTIC UNION CASE - CIVIL WAR LADY - IN MINT MINUS CONDITION - Attention all you Civil War collectors will soon recognize this case which was commonly used for images of soldiers, however, this case contains an attractive tintype of a Civil War lady in her commonly seen type of dress worn during the same period. She looks a bit forlorn as though she is concerned or worried about her brother, husband or father out on the battlefield. The super rare CDV size case is almost mint condition with square corners, tight hinges and a solid velvet pillow. The only issue is the clasp system is missing and the case does not snap securely, but will display perfectly. The case also included the preserver, mat and cover glass.
As a seasoned thermoplastic case collector, I can easy say that CDV cases such as this one don't surface to the market very often. CONDITION : Please view my detailed photos for the actual condition of the image and as part of my description. The early 1/8 plate tintype has superb contrast, tonal range and outstanding sharpness. The case retains tight hinges, a bold purple velvet pillow adjacent to her likeness. The case as mentioned above is only missing the clasp system and remains in beautiful cosmetic condition without chips or cracks.The case also includes the perserver, mat and cover glass. The item "RARE 1/8 CDV THERMOPLASTIC UNION CASE CIVIL WAR LADY IN MINT MINUS CONDITION" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes". The seller is "nic-o-matic" and is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.