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    Martin Van Buren: Desirable Portrait Sulphide Brooch. Sulphide brooches are perennial collector favorites but, for some reason, were only produced in 1840. Portrait brooches are especially difficult to procure. This 1" x 1 1/8" example depicts incumbent Van Buren against a black background and reads: "Van Buren and Democracy". It lacks the pin T-bar attachment and the last two letters in "Democracy" were not filled in with white paint or plaster. The frame retains most of its original luster. There are no cracks, chipping, or flaking of the background paint and it remains a choice example.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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