For sale is a pair of "arched" Corporal chevrons as made by C.J. Daley. They retail for $25.00, but since they were purchased several years ago and have had the privilege of being owned by me and having spent the past year in my erstwhile home on Gettysburg's Cemetery Hill, I am making them available to you at the incredible bargain price of only $300.00, shipping included.
But, wait...there's MORE!!!
If you order right now, I'll throw in an N.J. ************-made Federal infantry frock coat, pre-attached to the chevrons, a $475 value, at no additional cost!
This coat was purchased from Joey da' Skillet a few years ago, and has seen good service. It is a size 46, and still in very good condition! I went down a couple sizes, though, but the coat didn't join me.
It exhibits slight wear commensurate with use, but it avoided the muddy and rainy conditions of most campaign events. Since we're nitpickers, I'll specify all "flaws."
There is some fading to the piping at the top of the collar, and minute fraying of the collar facing, but as this is a raw-edged piece, it's to be expected, and isn't on the verge of falling off.
There is the remnant of a dirt stain on the right breast.
There was a portion of the left sleeve near the front where the initial construction stitching didn't go through all layers, and as such the main sleeve fabric was detached for about an inch. I have repaired this with black cotton mercerized thread, and you can't tell that anything was ever wrong with it, unless you go over it with a fine-toothed comb (not included.)
It has the usual quilted black body lining, and a really nifty red windowpane sleeve lining, with the sizing dots and inspector stamps.
All hooks and eyes, including those allowing the skirt to be hooked back, are intact. Rear skirt pockets are there, and have been checked for stray event medallions, parking passes, pencils, notebooks, funnel cake crumbs, etc.
In the past few months, this coat had attachments for shoulder scales. There is a slight dip on each end of the shoulder where the hardware was sewn, but fortunately, they weren't on long enough or in any bad weather to cause a green patina to remain.
All the buttons are there, and the buttonholes are the corded machined variety.
There are some stray threads along the piping...this is from a TV shoot this summer that required me to quickly and temporarily transform the coat into a Heavy Artillery type. I basted red cording along the edges. The cording, as you see, has been removed, and I've tried to get all the errant threads out, too, but some might remain. Don't be alarmed if you see them -- pulling on them will cause them to disappear. They're not attached to anything important, and the coat won't fall apart.
Yes, this coat is a piece of television history! See it in the upcoming Discovery Channel special on "Christmas and the Civil War." PBS fans may also recognize it from a previous episode of "History Detectives: New York Case Files."
Remember, that's the Corporal chevrons, Infantry frock, and priceless aura of television screen exposure...all this for only $300.00!
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