Chamberlain letter leads militaria sale

Alongside a $22k vintage Fender Stratocaster guitar, a number of other weird, wonderful and valuable collectibles sold at Cordier Antiques & Auctions' recent Two Day Fall Antiques & Fine Art Auction.

The Chamberlain Memorial statue in Maine, US
The Chamberlain Memorial statue
in Maine, US

Saturday's session featured a number of Civil war documents and soldiers' letters.

Among these was a Civil War record signed by Joshua Chamberlain - the American college professor who, despite having no training, volunteered for the Union Army and became a highly-decorated officer.

Chamberlain would later become the 32nd Governor of the US State of Maine.

Won by a local Pennsylvania collector, the Civil War record realised $2,250.

Also in Cordier's sale, a collection of Patriotic stationery and soldiers' letters brought $700. And a grouping of Civil War naval paymaster records left the auction block at $400.



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