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    RARE, STUNNING 1844 JAMES K. POLK FAN. At the lower right is "President Elect James K. Polk," while he is joined by images of each of his predecessors. A somewhat larger image of Washington is in the center, with crossed flags and gold eagles. The portraits are richly hand-colored, while the ornamented background is gold leaf. The fold out stays, which form the structure of the fan are ivory, and each is beautifully hand-decorated. Clearly a very high-quality and expensive item at the time of issue, and surely of very limited distribution even then. While we have seen several other presidential fans of this era, we have never seen this variety offered elsewhere, nor wasany of the other fans of this quality of construction. There is some very light "aging," but overall it is in Excellent display condition, and remarkably so considering its fragile nature. Polk is a very tough candidate for whom to find political items of any sort, particularly display items. This beauty truly deserves the description "museum piece"! 24 x 15" as elegantly custom-framed. (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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