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    RARE LARGE 1880 GRANT "HOPEFUL" FERROTYPE. The portrait is a distinctly older and more mature oone, definately associated with the period around 1880, when there was a significant movement to run GRant for a 3rd term. Large size ( this ferro surface is about the size of a quarter), also uncharacteristic of 1868-72 issues. Excellent shape ( the ferro itself is virtually mint), with unusual shank reverse for wearing as a clothing button. WE sold this item to an "old time collector", Paul Perlin, in the early 1970’s, and it was unusual enough that we recognized and remembered it immediately!

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    Nov-Dec, 2003
    10th-9th Monday-Tuesday
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