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    Baltimore, MD- Maryland State Colonization Society 1885 Facsimile 5¢ Nov. 1837 Shank 5.119.1F About Uncirculated.
    Maryland was the state with the largest number of free African Americans in the early 1800's. Around the same time that the American Colonization Society was founded in 1817, numerous local branches of the society were also formed, including the Maryland State Colonization Society. The goal of the groups was to transport the freed slaves to West Africa and help to support them there, a philosophy later espoused by Abraham Lincoln. Between 1821 and 1867, approximately 6,000 people were moved to West Africa. The facsimile included in this lot was printed on thin pink paper with vertical watermarks in 1885 and were included in the pamphlet, "Maryland in Liberia," as read before the Maryland Historical Society by John H.B. Latrobe. Sheets with facsimiles of five different denominations were folded vertically and bound into the Latrobe booklets. Seen with a single center fold that has a large tear at the bottom. Seen with a vignette of a head of tobacco. It has been 2 1/2 years since we sold one of these very scarce pieces.

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