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    William McKinley: Superb and Extremely Rare Glass Political Campaign Lamp. One of the great 3-D display pieces of that era! This is a very well made, elegant lamp, which is aesthetically head and shoulders above other lamps picturing presidents and candidates. The detailed portrait of McKinley, looking almost hand painted, is surrounded by a high relief leaf motif with gold leaf accents. Scattered throughout the yellow field on both top and bottom sections are gold leaf dollar signs, a reference to the gold vs. silver standard issue which clearly marks this lamp as a campaign item. Beautiful condition, and the only example we have ever seen. Small wonder that feverish auction bidding pushed the price to some $7000 when the consignor purchased it several year ago. Height 15.75".

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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