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    1828 Charleston PORTER Slave Hire Badge. Number 669. A slightly convex square-shaped tag (as they were in even-numbered years during this period) with clipped corners and a hole for suspension, 52mm x 51mm. "LAFAR" hallmark punched on the reverse in the lower right quadrant indicating manufacture by Charleston silversmith John Joseph LaFar. The elements on the front are as follows (top to bottom): "*CHARLESTON*" in a crescent-shaped bar punch (weakly struck "N*"); "1828" bar punched; "PORTER" in a rectangular punch; and "No" in a square punch followed by an incuse "669" in individual punches. The condition is extremely fine exhibiting a medium to dark brown patina.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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