Original Indian tanned Frontiersman's Shield Front Shirt. Museum Quality
Guns International #: 101181315 Seller's Inventory #: RJT#5347
Category: Collectibles - Western - Collectibles - Native American
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Seller: River Junction Trade Co.
Company: Box 275 McGregor, Ia. 52157
Member Since: 10/20/09
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Boeke
Country: United States
Phone: (563) 880-4588
Phone2: (563) 880-4588
Fax: (563) 873-3647
Number of Active Listings: 133
Total Number of Listings: 2001
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, M O, Personal check
This is an original, antique, smoke colored, indian tanned buckskin SHEILD FRONT shirt. Beautifully sewn, likely on a hand cranked sewing machine. This shirt was made about 1860 to 1870. It was made of native tanned deer skin. EVERY DECORATIVE STITCH IS PERFECTLY SEWN and not a single stitch is missing or loose. Around each button hole is the hand stitching and the stitching is very close together. The buttons are DOMED BRASS, STUNNING LATE GEORGIAN/EARLY VICTORIAN WITH FLORAL PATTERN 15/16 INCH. With only one of the original 12 buttons missing. It is further decorated with increate border stitching around the collar, the cuffs and the Shield Front. On the right side is a breast pocket that is just the right size to hold a pack o Dukes smoking tobacco. The only damage I see is the missing button. This shirt has many unique features, we have tried to show these in the photos. The cuff styling is a feature that denotes the age of this garment. This shirt is a 40 inch chest measurement and would fit the average soldier of the time.This is of museum quality and certainly tells a story of the American West. Shirts of this style were often made by indian women for Cavalry Officers during our westward expansion and can be seen in old photos of early cowboys. The accompanying props are not included. Rare to find as these were often used up. Great for a museum, cowboy room, antique gun display. FROM THE REAL WEST. We always answer questions and entertain offers. The shirt form it available if you are interested.
Payment: Item, can be ordered with a credit card or paypal on our weeb slte . Just Google (riverjunction) and type in the River Junction Trade Co. item number (5347) in the search box. Before you checkout you will see shipping cost and total. OR If you prefer: Pay by cash, postal money order, cashiers check, personal & business checks. We wait for checks to clear. We always answer questions and entertain offers. Have questions? Call me 563-880-4588. Jim