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    RARE 1868 HORATIO SEYMOUR "THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S GOVERNMENT" SHELL PIN. HS 1868-87 in Sullivan.  Beautiful condition, except pin missing on reverse (easily restored).  This is one of the most prized collectibles of the 1868 election.  The Democrat Party, especially in the South, tended to be the reactionary, racist party that year, opposed to the liberal Republicans who were extending all sorts of rights and privileges to blacks, including active involvement in Southern state government.  A rare Seymour-Blair jugate ribbon declares "This is a white man's country... Let white men rule!"  This shell pin is quite rare, with perhaps a dozen known in the hobby, and an important artifact for understanding the tenor of the times.  Height 1 1/2." 

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    July, 2004
    9th-29th Friday-Thursday
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