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Stamp

Object Number: 
1939.236
Date: 
1840-1857
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on face of stamp: "VILLAGE OF ASTORIA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (in banner that crosses eagle's neck) stamped: on reverse: "BALE & SMITH / 96 FULTON ST / N. YORK"
Description: 
Circular brass stamp with shield-breasted eagle above inscription, "VILLAGE OF ASTORIA," on obverse and threaded hole at center of reverse.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this stamp once had a wooden handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group