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Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
anonymous sixth plate in a pressed paper case, showing a young girl holding two hammers and peering over her dulcimer. The first such image of this type of musical instrument we've seen in 20 years!

Condition:  
Image VG+, case separated at spine.
Est $300 - $400
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Pair of Biedermeier Style Marble Top Side Stands,
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Extremely Rare Sandwich Cut to Clear Whale Oil Lamps,
Lot # 580 - Extremely Rare Sandwich Cut to Clear Whale Oil Lamps,
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Issac Shelby DS,
Lot # 452 - Issac Shelby DS,
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Three Political Autographs, Colfax, Seward and Webster,
Lot # 446 - Three Political Autographs, Colfax, Seward and Webster,
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Franklin Roosevelt TLS,
Lot # 441 - Franklin Roosevelt TLS,
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Red & White Jacquard Coverlets,
Lot # 608 - Red & White Jacquard Coverlets,
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American Miniature on Ivory,
Lot # 631 - American Miniature on Ivory,
unsigned but attributed to Thomas Dawson of Cincinnati, circa 1845. Portrait of young man in waist coat, mounted in an oval gilt metal frame with woven lock of hair in rear window, 2.25" wide x 2.75" high. > Item Details
Great Cdv Album With Charles Darwin,
Lot # 20 - Great Cdv Album With Charles Darwin,
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George III Mahogany Two Piece Bookcase,
Lot # 522 - George III Mahogany Two Piece Bookcase,
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Fine Grand Tour Diary
Lot # 457 - Fine Grand Tour Diary
Journal with "souvenirs" of a European tour (the traveller's second) in 1887. The first pages have neatly pressed vegetation inserted into slits in the pages with labels re: the origins (an ivy leaf is labelled "From Thackeray's Grave;" a flower from Covent Garden; a leaf now missing "From the old L... > Item Details
Henry Clay Campaign Flag,
Lot # 47 - Henry Clay Campaign Flag,
of printed cotton from the 1844 election, with canton having black & white waist length portrait of Clay on blue field, surrounded by laurel wreath and ring of 22 five pointed stars with 4 other stars at corners for total of 26 stars. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th white stripes with "Clay/And/Frelinghuysen." ... > Item Details
Blue & White Homespun Blanket Dated 1845,
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William Henry Harrison Campaign Ribbon,
Lot # 45 - William Henry Harrison Campaign Ribbon,
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Early Lincoln Campaign  Biography,
Lot # 65 - Early Lincoln Campaign Biography,
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U.S. Grant Shell Stickpin,
Lot # 76 - U.S. Grant Shell Stickpin,
from the 1867 campaign. Albumen paper photograph mounted in brass shell with pin. > Item Details
Blaine-Logan Political Textile,
Lot # 84 - Blaine-Logan Political Textile,
printed cotton bunting in red, white and blue with oval sepia portraits of "James G. Blaine" and "John A. Logan", with star border, 22.5 x 24". Number 537 in Collins "Threads of History". > Item Details
Post-Mortem Sixth Plate Daguerreotype,
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