Patriot Convention


This is the one election that in all of our history is a fork in the road that we had better choose wisely.

This next president will appoint several Supreme Court justices.

That alone should be enough to make everyone sit up and take notice.

If HRC is allowed to stack that Supreme Court, the country is gone.

It is that serious. There is no turning back, none.

We will not have the luxury to say, we can hang for another 4 years.

The communist planks are all in place…

...that ball is at the finish line and just needs that last punt over the goal posts and it is game over.

That one issue will have ramifications for decades.

Your children and grandkids will experience the full weight of that one issue alone.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Auction: Confederate Seal from the Original Electrotype Shell in Copper

 Confederate States of America, (c. 1872) The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America,Copper Electrotype Shell, With Case....

The original Great Seal of the Confederate States of America was designed by Joseph S. Wyon in London, England for Confederate commissioner James M. Mason, who represented the Confederate interests in England during the Civil War. The original striking was in silver, but it was "lost" (smuggled out) in the evacuation of the Confederate capitol at Richmond, VA when it fell to Union soldiers in August, 1864. The original seal later came into the possession of Col. John T. Pickett, who had electrotype copies made in copper, silver, and gold. The design depicts a central equestrian image of George Washington surrounded by an ornate wreath of cotton, tobacco, wheat, and corn, with the legend THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: 22 FEBRUARY 1962 DEO VINDICE around.

The copper electrotype shell is housed in a velvet-lined leather case, presented under glass in a brass bezel. The case is included as part of this lot, showing moderate wear, with the leather partially loose on the bottom and worn elsewhere. The interior velvet is slightly faded but in good condition. The clasp works perfectly. It is estimated that no more than 20 such electrotype medals exist, although far fewer have been traced. The present medallic shell is pristine and essentially flawless. The exact year of reproduction is thought to be 1872. A previous appearance of one of these medals in the Bowers & Ruddy Garrett Collection auction quotes an 1874 letter from the firm J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Chief Engravers of Her Majesties Seals, verifying the electrotype copies were made from the Original Seal.

From The Twin Cities Collection of Medals.

Estimate: $800 - $1,600. Opening Bid: $313

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