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Firemarks
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th and 20th centuries. An oval-shaped cast iron firemark having the letters F A, and a second firemark in the form of a shield, made from wood and pressed tin, labeled on verso This plaque from Pike County, Ill. 1969; largest lg. 11.5 in.

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From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
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Rand McNally Desk Globe on Bronze Stand
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