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    Breckinridge & Lane: The Very Rare Largest-size 46 mm "Doughnut" Ferrotype. These huge "doughnuts" are the "crème de la crème" of 1860 campaign ferros, and as with most 1860 ferro varieties the Breckinridge & Lane is the rarest of the four tickets. This is the John Ford Collection example, purchased by Merrill Berman in the Stack's auction of that collection. It is in unimprovable near-mint condition, and to our knowledge the only known example featuring this particular Breckinridge portrait, which is unlisted by DeWitt/ Sullivan. The present example is also unusual in that it does not have the candidate's name around the portrait, making it the match for the equally atypical Bell & Everett version also offered in this auction. One of the prize ferrotypes from both the Ford & Berman Collections.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    27th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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