SML-112 Spirit of '76
SML-112 Spirit of '76 - various versions
|reference numbers||SML-112: Spirit of '76
SML-112A: Spirit of '76 paperwt - painted or bronzed - no clouds (M)
SML-112B: Spirit of '76 pen stand - painted or bronzed (M)
SML-112C: Spirit of '76 - Marblehead Savings Bank (M)
SML-112D: Spirit of '76 (cloud background) (M)
SML-112E: Spirit of '76 - Marblehead Rotary Club (M)
SML-112F: Spirit of '76 (Lance 6213)
SML-112G: Spirit of '76 3 x 5 card holder (M)(
SML-112H: Spirit of '76 (very small base) (M)
SML-112I: Spirit of '76 - Marblehead Tercentenary - 1649 (M)
|description||Spirit of '76 figurine based on famous painting.|
|dimensions||height = 3 3/8 inches (without higher base)|
|topics and series||Topics: American
& Sculpture Reproductions
Military & War
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||SML-112C:
private issue (Marblehead Savings Bank) 1,000 made
SML-112E: private issue (Marblehead Rotary Club)
SML-112I: private issue (Marblehead Tercentenary)
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
|value range||SML-112: 40/60
SML-112C: 150/200 (revised 2003)
SML-112H: 150/200 (revised 2003)
GENERAL INFORMATION Archibald Willard was an unknown wagon painter in Ohio when he was commissioned in 1876 to sketch a scene for the approaching Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The result was perhaps America's most famous patriotic painting. Willard's painting now hangs in the Selectman's Room of Abbot Hall in Marblehead, a few hundred yards from Baston's Marblehead studio.
In 1958, Baston began producing panted and bronzed penstands and, in 1959, produced 1,000 penstands for the Marblehead Savings Bank.
From The Sebastian Miniature Collection by Dr. Glenn S. Johnson.
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