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    1859 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 448. A slightly concave diamond-shaped tag with unclipped corners and a hole for suspension, 51mm x 54mm. No hallmark, but likely made by W. B. Veronee, a local tinsmith. The elements on the obverse are as follows (top to bottom): "CHARLESTON" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; "SERVANT" in a rectangular bar punch ("T" is weak); an incuse "448" in individual punches; and "1859" bar punched ("1" is weak). Condition is fine with a mostly dark patina.

    The badges for 1859, of which an estimated 4235 were made, were the first badges since 1826 with the occupation appearing as the second line of text.


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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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