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VERY RARE LARGE UMC CARTRIDGE BOARD. Wonderful UMC cartridge board in its orig varnished oak frame that measures about 54-1/2″ x 41-1/2″ with cast plaster panels at top and bottom that read “TRADE U.M.C. MARK” on the top and “THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.” on the bottom. Frame is 4″ wide varnished oak with glass front and an inner frame of silver plated gesso, surrounding the display which consists of a light green cardboard panel upon which is mounted 36 rimfire cartridges, 3 pinfire cartridges, 126 centerfire cartridges, 7 paper shot shells, 9 brass shot shells including two cut-aways, 9 shot shell brass heads, a 1″ Gatling round, 20 grooved & paper patch bullets, 3 blasting caps, 3 fuses and a small rectangular display in the bottom containing 14 different kinds of caps & primers, 4 kinds of shotgun wads & overshot cards, all surrounding a diamond shaped vignette in the center that depicts a forest scene with three bugling bull elk, 2 mule deer does and a roebuck, overprinted with large “U.M.C.”. One paper patch bullet has come loose from its wire mount and is inside the case. All individual cartridges are identified. Rear face of the board has its orig paper backing with two paper labels. Backing is loose but mostly intact with some minor losses and a couple of tears. CONDITION: Fine. Frame is intact showing little or no wear with sharp plaster panels; varnish is dark & crackled; inner jesso frame retains most of its silver finish. Primary board is faded & yellowed but completely intact; central artwork is moderately faded. It appears that the large “UMC” in the center may have been red at one time, now faded to a light pink. 4-46783 JR425 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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