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    Complete Set of Five Rare Early Women's Suffrage "Stanhopes" Dating from the early 20th century, each is in the form of a miniature 1.5 inch brass telescope in form-fitted leather sheath. If you hold it up to the light and look through you see a portrait of a famous leader of the Women's Suffrage movement. Included are Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Howard Show, Lucy Stone, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Each is stamped "Made in France," but the subject matter and use of English clearly indicates they were for the American market. Artifacts of the Suffrage and early women's rights movement are avidly collected, and rare examples command very high prices; it is not unusual for an unusual pinback button to go for over $2,000 at auction. Anthony and Stanton items are particularly prized. A small cache of these stanhopes was found some years ago, including perhaps 6-8 of each of these. But they have long since been distributed, and it may be a long time before another full set such as this comes onto the market.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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