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    Grant & Colfax: A Superb Near-mint Perpetual Calendar with Conjoined Jugate Ferro. This spectacular example was purchased by Merrill Berman in the John Ford Collection auction. We have seen only one other example, with a large defaced area obliterating much of Colfax's face. A small handful of these mechanical perpetual calendars are known, with portraits of Lincoln, Grant, and McClellan. To our knowledge this is the only jugate version, and is by far in the finest condition of any known examples. These were intended as pocket pieces, and the unprotected ferro surfaces were very vulnerable to wear and damage. Diameter 40 mm, slightly larger than a silver dollar.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    27th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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