|Title:||Cast Iron Embossed Seal Andrew Jackson|
|Date/Era/Period:||First quarter 19th century.|
|Description:||A cast iron embossed seal from General Andrew Jackson Garrison|
|Condition:||some paint missing in spots, but overall very good condition|
|Appraised By:||Judith Katz-Schwartz|
|Appraiser Comments:||General Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States. He was born in 1767 and died in 1845. He distinguished himself in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War, and became President in 1828. The city of Jacksonville, Florida is named for him.
Actually, the outer ring of your seal reads' "General Andrew Jackson, Garrison No. 35, USA. This refers to General Jackson's unit, as this was an official seal, affixed to documents from the General. The RA & NU on the seal refer to Regimental Army and Navy Unit, and most likely appeared on allofficial military seals. The eagle is, of course, the official USA eagle.
The seal was probably not used personally by Jackson, but by his secretary to emboss official documents before sending them out to the troops or the President.
Since I am unable to examine this item in person, it is assumed for the purpose of this appraisal that this is a genuine seal used by the military unit of General Andrew Jackson, and not a copy or reproduction. The values given below are absed on this assumption.
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