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    Set of Eight Rare 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, Carrie Chapman Catt, Cristabel, Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst (the latter three British leaders). Each is stamped "Made in France," but the subject matter and use of English clearly indicates they were for the American and British 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.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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