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    Andrew Johnson: Mother-of-Pearl Portrait Button. Johnson appears in sepia-tone on this previously unseen ¾" button recently obtained from a Massachusetts estate auction. It is similar in format to the porcelain studs issued for Grant, Colfax, Seymour and Blair during the 1868 election. The reverse has a most unusual brass plate attachment with two flanges or wings, obviously intended as a cuff-link or boutonierre. There are a few areas of loss to the emulsion, primarily in the lapel and necktie, but it displays quite nicely. Johnson material is quite elusive and we feel this item was issued to supporters of the beleaguered President, circa 1865-1868.

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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