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Civil War era Geo. CLOOS signed FIFE with signed CHEATER

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A most desirable instrument in style, condition and maker, this beautiful fife remains in wonderful condition measuring 17 inches in length with the classic 2 inch long silver ferrules indicative of the time. Despite some wear from period use and carrying the marks of the Civil War era New York musical instrument maker GEO. Cloos with the intertwined G. C. familiar to period musical instrument collectors is clearly desirable. (see: Garofalo & Elrod’s Civil War era MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ) Of special interest to the deep dish collector will be that the fife retains its boldly signed THE CLOOS cheater. With use of these pewter cheaters well verified by Civil War relic hunters, signed examples are extremely scarce. All original and in outstanding condition with just enough evidence of careful period use to add to its charm and desirability. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. (located at the top of the thumbnail page) A simple key word in lower case works best.



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