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Thursday, April 02, 2009

1765 "No Stamp Act" Teapot

A rare teapot of political significance in the 18th century is expected to attract bids of around £2,000 with a Lichfield auctioneer.
The five-inch tall teapot, thought to have been made around 1765 by Josiah Wedgwood, was found in a home in Little Aston and is being sold by Charles Hanson on April 15.
It is marked “Success to Trade in America” and “No Stamp Act” – a political stance against tax imposed on the colonies by Britain because it was £800 million in debt following war in Europe.
The tax and its unpopularity set in motion protests which led to the American Revolution of 1776.
Call Hansons on 01283 733988 for more information.
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