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Vintage U.S. Great Seal Bookends, Circa 1950s

Sale price$225.00

Presented is a pair of vintage U.S. Great Seal bookends, dating to the 1950s. The bookends feature a brass-colored, raised relief U.S. Great Seal at center. The round seal is encased in a rich, walnut-toned resin, with slightly rounded corners and slim brass base. 

The U.S. Great Seal emblem at center features an eagle with widely spread wings. The eagle holds arrows in its talons and appears with a large shield against its chest. The eagle carries a banner in its mouth that reads "E Pluribus Unum."

E pluribus unum in Latin reads "Out of many, one." E pluribus unum is a 13-letter traditional motto of the United States of America, also appearing on the Great Seal. The phrase suggests that out of many states, or colonies, emerges a single nation. Pierre Eugene du Simitiere suggested the 13-letter motto in 1776 to the committee of the Continental Congress responsible for developing the Great Seal. At the time of the American Revolution, the exact phrase appeared prominently on the title page of every issue of a popular periodical, The Gentleman's Magazine.


Very good condition. Resin composite bookends. Center emblems have surface wear from past use, but details are still largely intact. Brass footed at base, extending in back. Very sturdy and weighty. 

Dimensions: 6 3/4" H x 6 3/8" W x 3 5/8" D.

Accompanied by our company's letter of authenticity. 

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Vintage U.S. Great Seal Bookends, Circa 1950s

Vintage U.S. Great Seal Bookends, Circa 1950s


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1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs CO 80906
United States


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