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    William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody: A Superb 1904 Presentation Baton in Original Case. Elegant silver-trimmed conductor's baton with inscription plate reading " To Charles Toops /from /Buffalo Bill Cody /1904." A beautifully designed high relief buffalo's head tops off the silver cap. Our research has failed to identify Toops, but this cased presentation piece has a very English feel, and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was wildly popular when touring British cities in 1904. It seems likely that Cody presented the baton to a maestro who helped provide music for one or more of the performances. Outstanding condition, wonderful period flavor. Length 17.5."
    From the Collection of the Late Edward C. Gillette.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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