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    MONUMENTAL JAMES MONROE CERAMIC MUG. Although there are any number of "blockbuster" items in this catalog, clearly this is the premier offering in the auction.  It combines extreme rarity (fewer than five known in the hobby) with great charm (the naively misspelled "Munroe" is just great!).  Of course period items of any kind for Monroe are prohibitively rare. To put this piece in perspective, we note that it is missing in the premier collection of china in the political hobby.  This collection features literally hundreds of pre-1865 china pieces (for example, it has over 60 different Washington Liverpool pieces), but no "Munroe" cup! Condition is just beautiful!  No damage or restoration, and strong, deep blue transfers.  To our knowledge no other example has ever been publicly offered in the hobby (at least in the 35+ years we've been active).  Perhaps a literal "once in a lifetime" opportunity. Additional shipping cost may apply.

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    April, 2004
    26th Monday
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