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    1856 Charleston SERVANT Slave Hire Badge. Number 2538. A flat diamond-shaped tag, corners unclipped, holed (slightly off-center) at the top for suspension, 55mm x 57mm. Manufactured this year by local tinsmith W. B. Veronee for which he was paid three cents per badge (the then current fee for purchasing a Servant badge was $2.00). The elements on the front are as follows (top to bottom): "CHARLESTON" in a crescent-shaped bar punch; an incuse "2538" in individual punches; "SERVANT" in a rectangular punch; and "1856" bar punched (at an angle). The condition is extremely fine with a dark patina and very clear devices, one tiny nick on the lower left edge. The numbers are punched so hard as to be visible from the back. A great example.

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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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