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    Nathaniel Bowditch: East India Marine Society President's Badge. Most unusual 2.75" x 3.75" die-cut tin anchor, worn by Nathaniel Bowditch as President of the East India Marine Society in 1820-1823. Bowditch (1773-1838) was a noted mathematician, financier and insurance executive best noted for his seminal work "The New American Practical Navigator", first published in 1802. A 19th century tag attached to the neck cord reads: "President's Badge of the East India Marine Society, Salem, Massachusetts, owned by Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838); member 1800, Secretary 1802; Inspector of Journals 1804-1826; President 1820-23."

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    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
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