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    McKinley & Roosevelt: Classic "Full Dinner Pail" Punched Tin Lantern. As fine an example of this collector favorite as we have ever seen. Usually these are found with assorted dents and surface rust, but this beauty is in near mint shape. Inside is the mounting for a candle so that at evening political rallies and parades, the slogans "McKinley and Roosevelt" and "Four Years More of the Full Dinner Pail" glowed through the holes punched in the tin sides. McKinley's first term had been one of prosperity, and American workers still vividly remembered the troubled economic times of Cleveland's second term, 1893 - 1897. Accordingly, this full dinner pail theme resonated with voters in 1900, and is to be found on a wide range of campaign novelties of that year. This is one of the best, with previous auction records as high as the $5,000 level. Height 8.625", not counting original handle.

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    August, 2008
    5th Tuesday
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