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    Most Unusual Watch Fob From Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 "Bull Moose" Candidacy. We have not seen this interesting item, in the form of a traveling valise, before. 1913-1917 refers to the years TR would again occupy the White House if elected, and would arrive there "via Peoples Express." Metal fobs in such highly distinctive forms are prized by both political and fob collectors, and hobbyists prize anything from Roosevelt's "Bull Moose" run. For those whose history is a but fuzzy, Teddy did beat out regular Republican (and White House incumbent) William Howard Taft, but their dividing of the vote allowed Woodrow Wilson to be elected with a plurality well short of 50% of the vote.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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