#800740 - retail $75.00
(Limited Edition of 2225 numbered pieces)
Exclusive Edition of
2225 Commemorative Sculptures
is mounted on a wooden base
with the United States
Marine seal affixed.
(prototype pictured above...but seal will be
with base (4" x 6.5") is 4.5" tall.
$75.00 Retail - SOLD OUT
Rear view of color prototype
Tavern was built in Philadelphia by Samuel Carpenter
in 1683, along the edge of the Delaware River.
The term "tun" describes "a measured cask"
and only "master brewers" were permitted to use
and display the symbol of the Tun.
November 10, 1775, The Continental Congress authorized the raising
of two battalions of seafaring militia for service in the upcoming
revolution against England. These "soldiers of the sea"
were known as the Continental Marines, later named
the United States Marine Corps.
Continental Marines were recruited by newly-commissioned
Major Samuel Nicholas, known as the first Commandant, and Captain
Robert Mullen, son of Tun Tavern proprietors Thomas and Peggy
1782 Tun Tavern, in disrepair and nearly a century old,
was demolished to make way for the "Merchants Warehouse".
1989, the Marine Corps Tun Tavern Foundation is
to rebuilding Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.
year, three million former and active duty Marines around the world
celebrate November 10th as the birth date of their proud tradition...and
Tun Tavern as its birthplace.
more information contact Tun
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