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U.S. Frigate Constitution

UNIQUE PAIR OF BOOKENDS MADE FROM "OLD IRONSIDES". These are not part of the campaign of items offered during the 1927 rebuild of the Constitution but likely were made by someone who worked on the project. Each upright piece made from sections of salvaged timber that is mounted on oak bases that were likely also made from salvage. Top of each cut on an angle and meticulously inscribed with painted lettering "From the/U.S. Frigate Constitution/Launched 1797/Rebuilt 1927". Overall height   7 1/2". Base width 5 3/8". Condition fine with each retaining their original varnish finish that has acquired a nice age patina.

Sales price: $685.00

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107 Ocean Avenue
PO Box 765
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

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