ITEM# 01252011-4
Description  US M1884 “Service in War” Gold Lace Half-Chevrons
Price $ 85.00
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Original US 1884 pattern gold lace "half chevrons" (normal people call them service stripes) for Artillery Service in War, in unissued condition. Distinct from the standard service stripe of gold lace on Army Blue uniform cloth, the war half-chevron’s lace was mounted on the branch-of-service color. This pair is perfectly matched, in mint condition, with no mothing and only slight patination of the lace. See U of Nebraska’s reprint of the CC&GE, "US Army Uniforms & Equipment, 1889," pp. 172 & 180 for specs and illustration. Nice pair for an insignia collection, or for decking out a fulldress blouse.