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    The following 11 lots represent one sophisticated grouping, assembled over some 30 years of careful collecting. These are some of the most significant original political cartoon prints ever presented by Heritage. Each has been archivally mounted and professionally framed for preservation and optimal presence for display.


    Revolutionary War: "The Repeal, Or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp" Important Repeal of the Stamp Act Cartoon. 14" x 10" [sight] engraved cartoon, double-matted and framed to an overall size of 20" x 16". Titled: "The Repeal. Or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp." Published on March 18, 1766, the day the dreaded act ("Duties in American Colonies Act 1765") was repealed. Drawn by Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788), commissioned by the Marques of Rockingham to draw this and a companion cartoon, titled "The Tombstone". A lengthy caption below the title identifies all the participants and points of interest. The priests and mourners are all supporters of the Stamp Act. The sad scene is contrasted with the depiction of wharves and warehouses in the background and ships being loaded with goods bound for the colonies, originating from key manufacturing centers. "Among these is a large case containing the statue of Mr. Pitt which is heaving on board a boat No. 250, there is another boat taking in goods nearer the first Rates [Conway, Rockingham, Grafton] which is No. 105. Those numbers will ever be held in esteem by the true SONS of LIBERTY." American opposition to the Stamp Act, coupled with pressure exerted by sympathetic British politicians, was a significant event leading up to the Revolution. Great condition.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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