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Lot #119
DepartmentPolitical Ballots
Sold For$600.00(hammer price)
 $720.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedApril 29, 2019

Description

SIXTEEN RHODE ISLAND PRINTED PROXIES 18th and 19th Century
Together with a Dorr Rebellion-related leaflet with In case the Constitution framed by the Convention assembled at Newport in September 1842, be adopted, shall the blank in the first line of Section second of Article second of said Constitution be filled by the word WHITE?" on obverse and "NO." on reverse. Proxies include a 1799 example printed by O. Farnsworth listing John Brown Esq. for Governor, an "1833 National Republican and Farmers Prox" with large spread-wing eagle, 1832 and 1840 examples with Greek-key borders and patriotic imagery, an 1843 "Rhode-Island Ticket for Law, Order and Equal Rights" listing John Brown Francis for senator, and "Law and Order" tickets for 1843 and 1845. Largest 13" x 8.5"."

Condition

All exhibit varying degrees of wear, including toning, foxing, soiling, creasing, chipping/tears, etc. Many with period ink inscriptions, mostly on reverse. 1833 example with 1.25 x 2.25" piece missing upper right margin. 1838 example clipped so candidate for governor is missing and is now taped together. Leaflet with significant scribbles."

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