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    Horace Greeley: A Premier Ferrotype Badge for This Tough 1872 Candidate. Greeley was a sure loser against the popular incumbent Ulysses S Grant, and this probably accounts for the scarcity of campaign material supporting his candidacy. Greeley wore a trademark hat which is depicted on several of his items and these have always been collector favorites. Here we have a ferrotype image in a fancy brass shell frame suspended from a shield shaped hanger with "Greeley Club" and the ubiquitous hat. 1.125" X 2.25" with original pin on verso. Excellent condition. Unlisted by DeWitt/Sullivan and the only example of which we are aware. Featured in Arthur Schlesinger's "Running for President, the Candidates and their Images 1789 - 1896" P. 308.


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    October, 2017
    21st Saturday
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