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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 egg measure 3" across and has advertising printed on the side which has mostly worn away (we believe it may have said "French Clothiers. Elyria, O.") A brass cut-out rooster is inscribed "I Crow For Harrison and ...". It is mounted on a spring and can be pulled within the egg (aided by a string attached to the hook). When released, it pops up. Light rust on the rooster, but none of the wear and chipping of the painted surface of the egg typically seen.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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