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    Chester A. Arthur: An Extremely Rare Pinback Portrait Badge. Instantly-recognizable stamped portrait of Arthur with painted flag background and "Our President" below. With the exception of a couple of presumed 1884 hopeful ribbons, political novelties for Arthur are almost non-existent. As was the case with John Tyler and Andrew Johnson, he ascended to the presidency upon the death of his predecessor, and was never an active presidential candidate in his own right. Other than this uniquely-constructed item, we cannot recall another badge-type item picturing Arthur. Diameter 34 mm., with original pin on verso. Excellent condition. From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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