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Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The Americana Sale The Paul West Collection of Charleston & Charleston Neck Slave Hire Badges, 1800 - 1864
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1001 1800 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.423 F $1,800.00
1800 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.423. Hallmarked ATMAR in a prepared, rectangular punch...
Hallmarked ATMAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine. Diamond shaped with nearly equilateral sides. Holed at the top for suspension. 119.1 gns. 40.2 mm. x 41.9 mm. No. 423 engraved by hand above PORTER/1800 in prepared punches. Olive brown and green. Rough, split when found, backed for support. Extremely rare: as noted in the introduction, the cataloguer...  more
1002 1801 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.137 VF $9,500.00
1801 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.137. Hallmarked C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular...
Hallmarked C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine. Round in shape. Holed for suspension. 529.9 gns. 88.2 mm. x 89.5 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. 137 engraved by hand below. PORTER/1801 in prepared punches underneath. Coppery red and brown with some verdigris on the front. An extraordinary badge, massive in size and a great...  more
1003 1803 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.259 F $1,400.00
1803 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.259. Unknown maker. Appearance of Fine in places. Originally...
Unknown maker. Appearance of Fine in places. Originally round in shape. Holed for suspension. 124.0 gns. 49.9 mm. x 43.0 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. 259 in individual number punches. SERVANT in a prepared rectangular punch underneath. 1803 in individual number punches below. Very dark olive and brown. Found in fragments, part of upper right quadrant and bottom...  more
1004 1805 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.13 F to VF $1,800.00
1805 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.13. C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the...
C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine to Very Fine in places. Octagonal shaped with nearly equilateral sides. Holed for suspension. 311.1 gns. 54.7 mm. x 62.0 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 13 in individual number punches. PORTER in a prepared rectangular punch underneath. 1805 in rectangular logotype...  more
1005 1806 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.105 F to VF $3,000.00
1806 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.105. C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the...
C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine to Very Fine in places. Octagonal shaped with nearly equilateral sides. Holed for suspension. 195.4 gns. 55.7 mm. x 65.1 mm. CHARLESTON in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 105 in individual number punches. PORTER in a prepared rectangular punch underneath. 1806 in rectangular logotype...  more
1006 1807 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. CARPENTER. No.22 F to VF $15,000.00
1807 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. CARPENTER. No.22. C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on...
C. PRINCE in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine to Very Fine in places. Octagonal shaped with nearly equilateral sides. Holed for suspension. 135.1 gns. 54.8 mm. x 58.4 mm. CHARLESTON in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 22 in individual number punches. CARPENTER in a prepared rectangular punch underneath. 1807 in rectangular logotype...  more
1007 1810 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.25 VF $3,250.00
1810 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.25. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Octagonal shaped with four long and four short sides. Holed for suspension. 167.2 gns. 51.2 mm. x 57.3 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1810 in a rectangular logotype punch below. SERVANT in a prepared, rectangular punch underneath. No. in a prepared, square punch, 25 hand engraved....  more
1008 1811 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.22(1) VF $3,000.00
1811 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.22(1). LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the...
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine or better in places. Octagonal shaped with four long sides, the shorter ones scalloped out to create a cruciform appearance. This seems to have been the style for this year, see the 118 Porter badge in Bowers & Merena's November, 2001 sale for another of these rare dates. Holed for suspension. 150.4 gns. 49.2 mm. x...  more
1009 1812 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.67 VF $4,200.00
1812 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.67. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of sharp Very Fine in places. Octagonal but very nearly diamond shaped, with four very long and four extremely short sides. Holed for suspension. 197.6 gns. 58.8 mm. x 60.5 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 67 hand engraved. FISHER in a prepared, rectangular punch underneath....  more
1010 1813 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FRUITERER &c. No.2 EF $14,000.00
1813 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FRUITERER &c. No.2. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the...
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of sharp Extremely Fine in places and of museum quality. Octagonal, all sides nearly equilateral. Holed for suspension. 186.8 gns. 49.3 mm. x 50.9 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1813 in a rectangular logotype punch below. FRUITERER &c in a prepared, rectangular punch underneath. No. in a prepared, square...  more
1011 1814 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.121 CH EF $12,000.00
1814 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.121. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of sharp Choice Extremely Fine in places. Octagonal but very nearly square shaped, with four very long and four extremely short sides. Holed for suspension. 207.6 gns. 48.1 mm. x 50.2 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 121 in individual number punches below. FISHER underneath...  more
1012 1815 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.226 F to VF $2,600.00
1815 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.226. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine to Very Fine in places. Octagonal but very nearly square shaped, with four very long and four extremely short sides. Holed for suspension. 252.2 gns. 61.3 mm. x 62.8 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 226 in individual number punches below. PORTER underneath in a prepared,...  more
1013 1816 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.256 VF $2,200.00
1816 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.256. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Square with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 193.6 gns. 47.4 mm. x 48.8 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1816 in a rectangular logotype punch below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 256 in individual number punches below. Deep...  more
1014 1817 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.461 CH VF $3,250.00
1817 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.461. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 205.4 gns. 62.8 mm. x 64.0 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 461 in individual number punches below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1817 in a rectangular logotype...  more
1015 1818 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.594 CH VF $3,000.00
1818 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.594. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Square with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 271.5 gns. 49.8 mm. x 53.5 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. PORTER underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1818 in a rectangular logotype punch below. No. in a prepared, square punch, 594 in individual number punches below....  more
1016 1819 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.732 VF $1,900.00
1819 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.732. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 216.2 gns. 74.0 mm. x 75.9 mm., the largest diamond shaped badge in the West Collection. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 732 in individual number punches below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared,...  more
1017 1820 Charleston Slve Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.324 F to VF $1,700.00
1820 Charleston Slve Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.324. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Fine to Very Fine in places. Square shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 187.4 gns. 51.9 mm. x 53.7 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 324 in individual number punches below. 1820 in a rectangular logotype...  more
1018 1821 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.410 VF $3,500.00
1821 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.410. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 244.8 gns. 67.0 mm. x 66.1 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 410 in individual number punches below. PORTER underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1821 in a rectangular logotype punch below....  more
1019 1822 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.976 EF $3,100.00
1822 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.976. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Extremely Fine in places and with a ''classic slave tag'' look to it. Square shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 207.3 gns. 49.3 mm. x 53.9 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1822 in a rectangular logotype punch below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared,...  more
1020 1823 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.389 VF $3,000.00
1823 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.389. LAFAR on the front (as on 1823-5). Appearance...
LAFAR on the front (as on 1823-5). Appearance of Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 217.6 gns. 66.5 mm. x 70.1 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 389 in individual number punches below. MECHANIC underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1823 in a rectangular logotype punch below. LAFAR in a...  more
1021 1824 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.48 VF $2,200.00
1824 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.48. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the front...
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the front as expected from the date. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Square shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 239.5 gns. 51.2 mm. x 52.7 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1824 in a rectangular logotype punch below. PORTER underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 48 in individual...  more
1022 1825 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.181 EF $4,500.00
1825 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.181. LAFAR on the front (as on 1823-5). Appearance...
LAFAR on the front (as on 1823-5). Appearance of Extremely Fine in places. An important tag that seems never to have been in the ground. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 215.8 gns. 64.7 mm. x 66.0 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1825 in a rectangular logotype punch below. MECHANIC underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared,...  more
1023 1826 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1677 EF $2,000.00
1826 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1677. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the...
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Extremely Fine in places and an impressive looking badge. Square shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 199.2 gns. 49.6 mm. x 54.6 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 1677 in individual number punches below. 1826...  more
1024 1827 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.382 EF $2,200.00
1827 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.382. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of Extremely Fine in places and an attractive tag. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 190.0 gns. 67.9 mm. x 70.6 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 382 in individual number punches below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1827 in a rectangular...  more
1025 1828 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.120 CH EF $10,500.00
1828 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. FISHER. No.120. LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back....
LAFAR in a prepared, rectangular punch on the back. Appearance of sharp Choice Extremely Fine in places and a badge of museum quality. Square shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 260.9 gns. 51.1 mm. x 55.4 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1828 in a rectangular logotype punch below. FISHER underneath in a prepared, rectangular. No. in a prepared, square punch,...  more
1026 1830 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.12 VF $2,000.00
1830 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. PORTER. No.12. Appearance of Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped...
Appearance of Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 193.2 gns. 66.1 mm. x 70.6 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1830 in a rectangular logotype punch below. PORTER underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 12 in individual number punches below. Olive brown with some coppery red showing. Edge...  more
1027 1831 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1732 CH VF $1,900.00
1831 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1732. Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Diamond...
Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 232.5 gns. 68.8 mm. x 70.4 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 1732 in individual number punches below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1831 in a rectangular logotype punch below. Olive brown with some lighter coppery...  more
1028 1832 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1080 EF $1,700.00
1832 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1080. Appearance of Extremely Fine and quite sharp in...
Appearance of Extremely Fine and quite sharp in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 243.4 gns. 69.1 mm. x 69.5 mm. CHARLESTON in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1832 in a rectangular logotype punch below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 1080 in individual number punches below. Dark olive brown with some...  more
1029 1833 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.184 CH VF $2,400.00
1833 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. MECHANIC. No.184. Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Diamond...
Appearance of Choice Very Fine in places. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 146.4 gns. 65.2 mm. x 68.9 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. No. in a prepared, square punch, 184 in individual number punches below. MECHANIC underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. 1833 in a rectangular logotype punch below. Light reddish brown in color. Quite rough...  more
1030 1834 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1013 VF $1,300.00
1834 Charleston Slave Hire Badge. SERVANT. No.1013. Appearance of rough Very Fine. Diamond shaped...
Appearance of rough Very Fine. Diamond shaped with clipped corners. Holed for suspension. 209.2 gns. 66.2 mm. x 69.3 mm. *CHARLESTON* in a prepared lunate punch at the top. 1834 in a rectangular logotype punch below. SERVANT underneath in a prepared, rectangular punch. No. in a prepared, square punch, 1013 in individual number punches below. Reddish brown in color and quite rough on the front....  more
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