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Fine Images and Documents
This is a tintype mounted as a CDV. These were common
during the Civil War and for perhaps the ten years following
the war. This one is good. No red flags here. Also, this
image might be worth $5-$10. Faking one of these would
be like counterfeiting a $1 bill.
When looking at tintypes beware of really yellow images or
images that have strange coloring. Sometimes they can
yellow from being varnished but often it is a sign of modern
work. Again, this one is fine and all good tintypes are not
necessarily the same color.