An excellent pair of Colonel’s epaulettes in case.
A nice pair of Colonel’s epaulettes made or sold by “GEO. B. FOSTER, BOSTON,” each epaulette stamped on the metal mounting bars on the underside. The small eagle buttons are high domed staff types with only the federal shield on the breast. The bullion pin mounted eagle insignia are bright and in fine condition.
The gilt finish and wire are all in fine condition as well, and could be improved upon with just a little cleaning.
The tin case is in free of any significant damage other that the japanning has mostly worn away from the outside surfaces, now with a light rust forming over the tin.
Very nice examples of a higher ranking officer’s epaulettes with the use of a much wider fringe (much more narrow for junior officers).
Much harder to come by.