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    Magnificent 1872 Horace Greeley Campaign Ferrotype Pin
    "Acts not Words" on brass shell frame above portrait, "1872" below. Listed in Sullivan as HG 1872-14, but we have never seen an example for sale. Interestingly we have once or twice seen an exact Grant mate, but that one is not listed in Sullivan. Because of his flamboyant and historic career and the rarity of most of his campaign items, Greeley has always been a favorite among advanced collectors and this is reflected in the market values of his memorabilia. As certain a loser as ever ran for president (against the highly popular Grant seeking re-election), Greeley generated little support or interest in his candidacy, and this no doubt accounts for the limited number and variety of his campaign items. This large pristine gem height 42 mm, plus pin) is as nice as any Greeley ferrotype we have ever seen. A prize of the first magnitude. From the Joe Brown Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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