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    John C. Breckinridge: Rare Velvet-Rim Ferrotype. This 25 mm. badge has ferrotype portraits of the Southern Democratic nominees for 1860, Breckinridge and Lane, on either side. The velvet or plush fabric border is rose-colored and the portraits clear and bright... essentially mint. What's more, there is only minimal wear to the fabric. This is the key to completing the set of velvet-rim ferros for 1860. Legendary collector J. Doyle DeWitt did not possess one when he published his seminal reference work in 1959, although it is pictured in the Sullivan revision. This is only the second auction appearance in the last 40 years. We previously sold an example from the Joe Brown Collection for $1,250.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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