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    Magnificent Large Oval Stephen Douglas Ferrotype Brooch Pin From 1860
    Terrific campaign item for "The Little Giant," who fell to "Honest Abe" in a bitter, 4-way presidential race. These large pins were issued for all four candidates, yet probably not more than 15-25 examples in total have survived in collectors' hands. Listed in Sullivan as SD 1860-65, and this gives every appearance of being the plate example from that book, originally photographed for J. Doyle DeWitt's 1959 edition of that volume. This example is in superb condition in every respect, and includes the original pin. Centering is perfect (which can be a real problem on these because of the lettering around the portrait, which makes for an unattractive piece if the centering is off). A wonderful item worthy of the most demanding and sophisticated collector. 39 x 26 mm. From the Joe Brown Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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