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    AWESOME CIRCA 1796 JOHN ADAMS BRASS SHANK.

    Bust with "Jo. Adams" below.  Listed by Sullivan as 1796-3, but he did not have access to an example to photograph.  Described by Sullivan as cuff link, but standard shank reverse, and we know of no reason to presume it not to be a coat button.

    Similar to the pictured JA 1796-2, and almost certainly by the same manufacturer.  Very minimal light surface wear, and very pleasing color and patina; a beautiful example.  One of only four items listed by Sullivan for our 2nd president, and all are prohibitively rare.  This example was purchased privately from a major New England dealer for over $4000 many years ago.  The much more plentiful G.W. buttons have doubled and tripled in value over that time.  We have certainly never handled one before, and cannot recall seeing one offered in years.  Important opportunity for the most sophisticated collectors of the finest early items.



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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