A Federal period militia knapsack
Lot 3189
A Federal period militia knapsack
Sold for US$ 351 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Federal period militia knapsack
circa 1830-50
The square knapsack with wooden frame covered by light blue-painted canvas, the body compartment with cloth covering; black-painted cover piped in red leather, the interior with pocket of striped ticking, the exterior with silvered metal unit initials N E D N. (note small N) Black bridle leather shoulder straps with iron buckles.
Condition: Generally fine, the leather trim scuffed, straps showing surface crazing, some with flaking, the cover straps very tender, one missing the end, one interior strap broken.

Size: 13" x 12 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Norm Flayderman Collection.
    Note: It has been suggested that the unit initials represent New England Dragoons.
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