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    Historic Souvenir Miniature Silhouette of Jean Pierre Blanchard. Presented in original gilt metal frame. This highly decorative miniature painting on ivory commemorates Blanchard's first balloon ascent in Paris on March 2nd, 1784. Blanchard went on to make a further sixty-five ascents, including the first crossing by balloon of the English Channel.

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    In generally good condition. Note: the laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, or other wildlife.  Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import or both.  Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import and 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits.

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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