SOLD – Here is one that I don’t necessarily collect, but it is quite intriguing! This is a 1/2 pint “UNION” flask with cannon, flag, cannonballs, etc… and with an IRON PONTIL scar. I don’t recall ever seeing another one of these with an iron pontil. The mold is as crisp as you will see, and a strong impression, bright aqua color, sheared top. The only thing keeping this one from being mint is two very small lip edge flakes… one less than an 1/8″, the other just a pinpoint. I suspect that this early 1860s (civil war era) flask is RARE with a pontil base.