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Pole Top Discoveries' Event #2404 

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#441 - Confederate Egg - Dark green.

  Lot # 441
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#441     701.6      Unmarked.      Dark green.

Known as the "Confederate egg," these historic threadless insulators are quite popular with collectors.

Discovered at a Richmond, Virginia construction site in 1990.  The site reportedly was the location of a warehouse during the Civil War.  As a result of the burning of Richmond in April, 1865, most examples located in the area of a crumbled brick building were heavily damaged or destroyed.  Luckily, a sizable number survived and were recovered by eager diggers. 

Historical significance makes these crude relics one of the most desirable insulators in the hobby today.  They survived the large fire which occurred in Richmond on April 3, 1865, as city residents and government officials fled, and Union forces entered.  The bloody war ended shortly afterwards, the Confederate States having lost their capitol city, as well as losing other recent important battles.  Crudely made with an extremely textured and pebbly surface!

Two chips traverse about 45% the distance of the base, as shown in the second photo.  One internal fracture.  Remainder of insulator in excellent condition.  An abundance of milky opaque impurities really "come to life" with strong bottom lighting. 

Buy-Now Price: $275.


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