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    James Monroe: Pewter-Rim Wall Plaque. 2" stipple engraving of James Monroe, behind glass, mounted within a beveled pewter rim which, in turn, in set within a round wooden frame measuring 2 1/2" across. There is a metal loop inserted at the top of the wooden frame with a cord attached for hanging. The engraving is secured on the back with a circular wooden disc, possibly cedar, which is split. The front of the wooden frame is a dark mahogany veneer. The is the only "pewter-rim" we have seen for Monroe. Many of the pre-John Quincy Adams examples, especially those made in connection with the War of 1812, were formatted as wall plaques. We are confident this item dates from the time of Monroe's presidency (1817-1825). Given the paucity of Monroe material, we anticipate strong collector interest.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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