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Encased Advertising Compass (112088)

Currency:USD Category:Western Americana Start Price:30.00 USD Estimated At:60.00 - 150.00 USD
Encased Advertising Compass  (112088)
SOLD
30.00USDto L***2+ (7.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 14 @ 10:30UTC-8 : PST
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Beige advertising compass compliments of Bessie J. Wood Co. of Oakland. 44 mm, the compass itself is 16 mm. Ms. Wood was the first woman member of the California State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, she herself being an embalmer (quite a rarity in those times). She owned the Bessie L. Wood Mortuary in Oakland until 1930 when it merged into Grant Miller Mortuary.

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Oakland
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