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    Classic 1880 Winfield Scott Hancock "Hand Cock" Rebus Ferrotype Rarity. From the Joe Brown Collection, this brass shell pin is considered one of the most desirable of all ferrotype varieties. In great condition, with original pin, save for the rather obvious large black mark in the center of Hancock's portrait! Of course, this is a quite significant problem, but it is not unknown for collectors to replace the Hancock tintype with one from a plainer variety (one need only bend back the tiny brass prongs to release the ferro). The rarity of this item is attested to by the fact that, in some five decades of collecting, neither Joe Brown nor legendary collector U. I. "Chick" Harris was able to add an undamaged example to his collection. Auction records to well over $5000 in top condition. Measures 17mm x 55mm.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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