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    Horace Greeley: A Vivid Red, White and Blue 1872 Campaign Banner with Albumen Photo and Goldleaf Trim. One of the most important 19th century political banners in collectors' hands. Pictured in Threads of History (no. 370, p. 186), it is the only portrait campaign textile listed by Collins. For decades it was one of the "signature" items in the legendary U.I. "Chick" Harris Collection, and was the cover piece on the May 3, 1999 auction catalog of that collection. No single Harris item drew more spirited bidding, as the banner opened at $5,000 and ultimately sold for $25,300.

    Horace Greeley items have always held a very special allure for collectors, and this ultimate display item, combining rarity with tremendous visual appeal, would be the centerpiece of any political collection.

    11.5" x 15", with original wood dowel at top. Elegantly shadow box-framed to 18" x 21" for display.


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    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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