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    Rare 1864 General George Brinton McClellan - George Hunt Pendleton Ferrotype with Velvet Border The nearly pristine ferros are beautifully set off by the equally choice, rich purple velvet frame. Original braided thread suspension loop at top. Listed by Sullivan as GMcC 1864-52, although his plate example clearly shows wear to the vulnerable fragile border. Tiny edge clip to McClellan ferro at 11:00 is as manufactured. For accuracy we note a little wear on the perimeter of the otherwise pristine Pendleton ferro, which must have occurred prior to or during its insertion into the frame. Overall very choice. As with the 1864 Lincolns, McClellan ferros are much scarcer than those of Lincoln's 1860 opponents, and a colorful variant like this is especially appealing. Diameter 23 mm.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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