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Lot 237: 1775-1875 Bunker Hill Centennial MCMA Boston White Silk Printed Ribbon
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1775-1875 Bunker Hill Centennial "MCMA" Boston Ribbon
June 17th, 1875-Dated, 1775-1875 Bunker Hill Centennial, M.C.M.A. (Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association), Boston White Silk Ribbon, Choice About Extremely Fine.
This original, very rare Commemorative item is Printed in black on an off-white Silk Ribbon, Commemorating the 100-year Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The ribbon is in excellent condition with a just a few horizontal creases. Dated "June 17th, 1875," this ribbon was issued by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association (MCMA), est. 1795 in Boston by Paul Revere and others. This organization was organized for promoting the mechanical arts and extending the practice of benevolence. The MCMA logo was "Be Just and Fear Not" and is printed on the ribbon showing the importance of man with a hammer in hand. The group was essentially a craftsman guild, looking out for the trades.