I was antiqueing in New Hampshire and found a flag pole holder that is extremely unique and I would like more information on it. It is approximately 6" square and has four ball and claw feet. It was made to hold a 5/8" flag pole. On the top around the edges it reads "Auxialiary to the Grand Army of the Republic." It then has four triangles on it that have "W" in one triangle , "R" in another triangle , "C" in another triangle and the last triangle has "1883" in it. On the bottom of the piece it was hand stamped "PAT. JUNE MINNEAPOLIS." I will clean this piece with naval jelly tomorrow so I can be sure of the bottom stampings. My wife feels it may be from the Mexican - American war under Teddy Roosevelts "Rough riders" , but we are unsure. If you could give me some kind of value or if your assn. can't help I'm hoping you can point me to another source. I thank you in advance for any information you can give me. I also have a very good digital camera if you would like me to send pictures for further clarification after I clean it a little . I really had to struggle to read it due to rust.
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