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Object Name: Stamp
Date: 1840-1857
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Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Circular brass stamp with shield-breasted eagle above inscription, "VILLAGE OF ASTORIA," on obverse and threaded hole at center of reverse.
Credit Line: Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
Object Number: 1939.236
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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"

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According to the accession records, this stamp once had a wooden handle.