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    Benjamin Harrison: Mechanical Advertising Egg. One of the cleverest campaign items from the election of 1888 is the wooden egg with pop-up rooster. The eggs measure 3" across and has advertising printed on the side (in this case, "Mabley & Carew, Shoes, Clothing, Hats, Cincinnati.") A brass cut-out rooster (hidden within the egg) pops up when a catch is pushed aside. The rooster is inscribed "I Crow For Harrison and [Mabley & Carew]". These are notoriously difficult to find in good condition. This one has the original catch and works perfectly.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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