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    Rare Early Nineteenth Century "Free Trade No Corn Laws" Brass-Plated Snuff Box. 2.5" x 1.4". A brass-plated tin snuff box featuring a large three-masted merchant ship in the foreground with sheathes of grain in the upper corners and the caption "Free Trade No Corn Laws" pressed into the lid. The Corn Laws were import tariffs designed to protect corn (including grains and cereal crops) prices in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland against competition from foreign imports between 1815 and 1846. The tariffs were introduced by the Importation Act 1815 and repealed by the Importation Act 1846. These laws are often viewed as examples of the movement towards free trade. The snuff box has a few trivial dents, otherwise the hinge and closing mechanisms still function properly. A rare example of early mercantile protest, in very good condition.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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