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    Fine 1880 James Garfield Ferrotype in Fancy Frame Portrait pins from this election are all scarce. This beautiful brass shell frame was used for both Garfield and Winfield Scott Hancock, and was made for suspension from an eagle pin. Portrait is as bold and strong as we have seen on this variety, and overall appearance is quite "minty." Despite several small surface flakes, it retains a nice overall display appearance. There must have been a poor manufacturing quality to the tintypes used for these particular 1880 varieties, as a disproportionate number seem to show cracks or flakes. Dampness of the metal backing when the emulsion was applied would be an obvious potential culprit.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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