John Tyler: Absolutely Stunning, Superb Portrait Brooch Pin....
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|Auction Ended On:||May 13, 2009|
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Sullivan pictures a pewter-rim, which he dates to 1844, (presumably suggesting it was an 1844 "hopeful" item, as this beautiful brooch may well have been). He also pictures a star-shaped badge, clearly an 1844 item because of the Texas connection (but we've never seen that offered), and lists (but is unable to picture) two clothing buttons. There is a silk portrait ribbon of Tyler as president, of which perhaps six to eight copies are known. We know of only one other Tyler portrait brooch, of a completely different variety. Attractive appearance, rarity and importance make this unique item a "must" for the sophisticated collector! This item was purchased in an April 25, 2004 Slater's Americana auction, where it drew fierce bidding and ultimately sold for $17,603. From the Edward C. Gillette Collection.
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