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The Shoulder Strap Challenge


Thought you were finished with multiple choice tests? Here are nine shoulder straps. Three are Civil War, three are post-Civil War, and three are fakes. Test your knowledge of these Civil War embroidered "artifacts." Can you correctly spot them? Not having the items in your hand is a disadvantage.

ITEM ONE


Details: back no markings finished with dark blue wool.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM TWO


Details: back marked P. Tait & Co. Limerick finished with leather
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM THREE


Details: back no markings unfinished
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM FOUR


Details: back no markings finished dark blue wool
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM FIVE


Details: back no markings finished in paper
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM SIX


Details: back no marking finished in dark blue wool with clip fasteners
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM SEVEN


Deatils: no markings unfinished
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM EIGHT


Details: marked The Pettibone Bros Mfg. Co. Cincinniti, O., USA finished in dark blue wool
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

ITEM NINE


Details: no markings back finished in dark blue wool
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War
  3. Fake

The creator realizes that there are many other fine areas of Civil War collectables and that honest differences in opinion can exist as to just when the War of Northern Aggression ended.

Score


10 right-advise "Antique Roadshow" and get to say I would think this would bring at auction $10,000 about nearly everything.*
8-9 right good job
7-6 right fair job
5-4 right select purchases wearing a blind fold
3-2 right collect beer cans
0-1 right let your spouse hold your money for you and frequently sell straps on Internet auction sites.
* Yes, I know (the maxmium score is nine).

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