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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
April 27, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Two Tobacco Boxes

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Auction: Sale #3097M - 3097MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 27, 2018 10:00AM


Two Tobacco Boxes, c. 1770s, a pewter box identified to Joseph Fox, engraved "J Fox" on the top face, marked "JF" on the lid with other engraved designs; the reverse with a duck scratched into the pewter; and a tin box with a spring latch, with a note that states "Samuel Lovejoys of Milford NH/Tobaco box carried through the war/of our independence given to/G.W. Sanderson by his own hand I now/give it to G.F. Sanderson of Worcester Mass/Shirley Jan 29/45 G.W. Sanderson."

Note: Joseph Fox was a delegate to the Provincial Congress from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a Lieutenant in Captain Ebenezer Bridge's company, Colonel John Whetcomb's Regiment of minutemen, who marched on the alarm of the Concord Expedition on April 19th, 1775.
Estimate $100-150

Both in very good condition, the pewter box has a few dings and nicks from use.

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John Whetcomb, Ebenezer Bridge, Joseph Fox, G.W. Sanderson, Fitchburg