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    1820 Charleston MECHANIC Slave Hire Badge, Number 175. 2" square copper tag issued in Charleston, South Carolina between 1800 and 1860. They were worn by slaves hired out by their masters for seasonal work. Each tag was numbered, dated and stamped with the occupation or speciality of the slave. This one is inscribed: "Charleston Mechanic No. 175 1820". It displays some verdigris, possibly a result of being underwater, as do most examples. The corners are clipped. Overall, a very fine example made all-the-more desirable by virtue of its early date and mechanic designation.

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    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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