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Thermoplastic Collar Boxes, Including Very Rare Four Aces
7/2/2015 - ONLINE American History - ends 7/13
Lot of 2, including "Four Aces," cataloged in Paul K. Berg's Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames as No. 8-22 and described as very rare, PLUS the more common crossed cannons box.

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"Four Aces" with a dark stains at upper-right-center, and one hinge loose.  Other with the upper right corner chipped off, loose hinges, crudely lined with fabric, and smells of oil.
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