SML-212 OLD POWDER HOUSE
SML-212 & SML-212D Old Powder House
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|reference numbers||SML-212: Old Powder House
- Somerville National Bank (M)
SML-212A: Old Powder House pen stand - Somerville Nat'l Bank (M)
SML-212B: Old Powder House pen stand - Mayor Brennan (M)
SML-212C: Old Powder House - 1775 (M)
SML-212D: Old Powder House pen stand (M)
SML-212E: Old Powder House large plastic bank (M)
SML-212F: Old Powder House - Somerville Nationl Bank (misspelled)
SML-212G: Old Powder House (Ceramastone bank with coin slot)
SML-212H: Old Powder House - Somerville Nat'l Bank - Corp 1953
|description||Colonial powder house in Somerville, MA|
|dimensions||height = 4 1/4 inches (large plastic bank version 5 1/4 inches)|
|topics and series||Topics:
& Structures Military
Colonial Life & Times Commercial
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||SML-212
PI for Somerville (MA) National Bank 1,200 made
SML-212A (pen stand) PI for Somerville Nat'l Bank 500 made
SML-212B PI for Mayor Brennan 400 made
SML-212F PI for Somerville Bank (misspelled) 500 made
SML-212H PI for Somerville Nat'l Bank "Old Powder House"
|era first introduced.||Marblehead|
GENERAL INFORMATION. Somerville National Bank, in a suburb of Boston, commissioned Baston to design a miniature and pen stand inscribed "Somerville National Bank" and depicting the town's landmark, the Old Powder House (used to store gunpowrder by the Colonists). he made 500 of each. Two years later, Mayor Brennan, running for reelection in Somerville, ordered 400 with his name inscribed. Beginning in 1954, Baston supplied them as figurines and pen stands to his sores, but they were slow sellers outside of Somerville.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.
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