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Identified Wallet/Pocketbook Purchased in Boston the Day after the British Evacuated the City

Auction:
3097M
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Sale #3097M - 3097M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 27, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Identified Wallet/Pocketbook Purchased in Boston the Day after the British Evacuated the City, c. 1776, leather and pasteboard wallet with a brass clasp and incised leather lines, inside the wallet is a late 19th century label marked "Pocket-Book/Bought in Boston the day after/the evacuation of the British forces/by Benj. Darling/a soldier of the Revolution," on the bottom interior is an early 19th century label marked "Bought in Boston the/day after the Evacuation/of the British forces by Benj/Darling as soldier of the Revolution," ht. 4 1/4, lg. 6 in.

Provenance: By family descent to the consignor.

Note: Benjamin Darling, from Pembroke, Massachusetts, enlisted in the militia in 1776. He later served in the Artificers and the 4th Massachusetts Regiment, and was discharged in 1780.
Estimate $300-500

Some wear from use and age but in good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Benjamin Darling, 2nd millennium, American Revolution, Culture, Time, Wallet, Pembroke