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    Sale 5443

    Thimbles & Needlework Accessories

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    A COLLECTION OF THIMBLECASES AND OTHER TOOLS

    Price Realised  

    A COLLECTION OF THIMBLECASES AND OTHER TOOLS
    a mixed group including a beaded egg-shaped case worked 'Amistad,'; further beaded egg-shaped cases; acorn-shaped reel cases; thimble cases; pincushions, one of Tunbridge ware, and one with the motto 'A Tunbridge Gift; and several further items(a lot)


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    The 1839 seizure of the slave ship Amistad, and the resulting American court case regarding the status of the enslaved Africans, served as a rallying point for the Abolition movement. It was commemmorated in the production of memorabilia, such as this example.

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