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      The parson from this four-figure set showed up in my recent post on the Salem Sisters. Let's ratchet several notches up the social scale for the other three. First, some Ladies at Court:



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    • By Rainbow Sculptor
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      I'm wanting to do a little market research and I'm hoping I can get your help. 
       
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