Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    UNIQUE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT CAMPAIGN STEAMROLLER. Wonderful William Howard Taft political campaign steamroller. The metal (looks to be made of brass) piece measures 5 ¼" in length and 3" tall. On one end it reads "TAFT." On the underside of the base it reads "The Gridiron Club Dec. 12, 1908 Willard Hotel Washington, D.C." This piece came from the estate of Taft’s Vice President James Sherman in New York, and was most probably presented to him as a gift at an event at the famed Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. There are a few campaign buttons issued during the 1908 Presidential race, which show William Howard Taft riding on a steamroller to victory. (They sell in the thousand’s when they come on the market), but this piece is a first, and may be unique! A great 3-D Taft piece! (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 367
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 4 Rare Books Signature Auction Books Signature Auction - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential &  Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    REALIZED $745,988