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    Eugene V. Debs: The Rarest Style of 1920 "Convict" Button. Issued for his fifth try as the Socialist candidate for president, Debs was forced to campaign from his prison cell, where he had landed as a result of his anti-war speeches. The more familiar varieties depict him in prison garb in front of bars, but for the knowledgeable collector, this is the key variety. The convict number is associated with his first imprisonment. It changed when he was transferred to the Atlanta Penitentiary. Measuring 1" and in excellent condition.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    25th Saturday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    4 Days 18h 56m 23s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 43001-43329) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Saturday, September 25, 2021.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



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