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[NKRUMAH, Kwame (1909-1972)]. Ship with Black Star Line letter opener. N.p., [ca 1960s].

8 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in. ebony letter opener (slight residue on portion of handle). 

A letter opener advocating the Black Star Line of Ghana, newly-independent in 1957, named after Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line. The handle is carved with a bust of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana who was a strong advocate for pan-Africanism and highly influenced by the political thought of Garvey. RARE: Only one other example is known (held at the National Museum of African American History & Culture [2014.63.59]). 

 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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