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BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS, Thomas Hall, Copper Penny, 1795, obv woman standing, MRS. NEWSHAM THE

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BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS, Thomas Hall, Copper Penny, 1795, obv woman standing, MRS. NEWSHAM THE WHITE NEGRESS around, without necklace, rev T. HALL CITTY ROAD NEAR FINSBURY SQUARE LONDON 1795, with THE FIRST ARTIST IN EUROPE FOR PRESERVING BIRDS BEASTS & : around, edge MANUFACTURED BY W. LUTWYCHE BIRMINGHAM . X . (Atkins p.73, 28; D&H Middlesex 27). Light contact marks, otherwise better than extremely fine and bronzed, scarce. Amelia Newsham was an albino slave in Jamaica, sent on to London as a present from her master to his son. She was then acquired by two men who began to display her at fairs throughout Britain. By 1795 she was being exhibited by Thomas Hall at his City Road address, and later at other venues. Mrs Newsham continued to exhibit herself after she gained her freedom, and later married an Englishman with whom she had six children
BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS, Thomas Hall, Copper Penny, 1795, obv woman standing, MRS. NEWSHAM THE WHITE NEGRESS around, without necklace, rev T. HALL CITTY ROAD NEAR FINSBURY SQUARE LONDON 1795, with THE FIRST ARTIST IN EUROPE FOR PRESERVING BIRDS BEASTS & : around, edge MANUFACTURED BY W. LUTWYCHE BIRMINGHAM . X . (Atkins p.73, 28; D&H Middlesex 27). Light contact marks, otherwise better than extremely fine and bronzed, scarce. Amelia Newsham was an albino slave in Jamaica, sent on to London as a present from her master to his son. She was then acquired by two men who began to display her at fairs throughout Britain. By 1795 she was being exhibited by Thomas Hall at his City Road address, and later at other venues. Mrs Newsham continued to exhibit herself after she gained her freedom, and later married an Englishman with whom she had six children

Baldwin's Auction 97

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 966-1930
Venue Address
The Auction Room
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London
WC2R 0LX
United Kingdom

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